Fixing a Bowed Basement Wall
We recently completed a job and repaired a bowed basement wall. The wall was starting to bow inward due to the amount of pressure from the soil. We were able to catch the problem early, which drastically reduced the amount of damage and the cost of repair. Bowed basement wall repair
can be an expensive problem. But, since the problem was caught early, we were able to do a load reduction on the wall and it didn't require and further repairs. If this type of problem persists and the wall is severely damaged often times the wall will need to be pulled back to the original spot and secured with anchors and braces.
The expansive soil against the house was placing too much pressure on the foundation walls causing the walls to begin to bow inward.
Remove the expansive soil that is causing the pressure on the exterior wall and replace it with gravel to reduce the pressure.
How We fixed It:
First, we dug a trench on the side of the house until we reached the bottom of the foundation wall. Then we removed the old dirt. Next, we placed a waterproofing membrane on the exterior foundation wall to help seal and waterproof the home. By the way, we are one of the only foundation repair companies that uses a waterproofing membrane to improve the seal, allowing no water in the basement. Just one more detail that sets us apart from our competitors. Finally we refilled the trench with gravel. Why do we use gravel? Gravel is non-expansive and will shift under pressure which alleviates any pressure on the wall.
The end result was a huge success and we were able to repair the home's foundation. We did all this in sub-freezing temperatures. At PierMagic we work hard to make sure our customers are satisfied. If you are in need of foundation repair
, please contact us with any questions or to schedule a free home estimate.
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