What Causes Bowing Walls?
Hydrostatic pressure creates these types of issues. The soil around your basement walls will expand when exposed to excessive moisture, and when it freezes, it expands further. The lateral pressure exerted by these external forces pushes against your foundation walls and forces them inward.
The problem is, foundation walls are only designed to handle vertical loads, not pressure from the sides. They simply don’t have the structural integrity to deal with extreme pressure from expanding soil. Hydrostatic pressure is a powerful force that, left unchecked, will tilt and bow your foundation walls inward. If you ignore the problem long enough, your foundation walls could even collapse entirely.
How We Repair Bowing Walls
To fight the lateral pressure that causes bowing in foundation walls, we create a new support system. Our foundation experts use carbon fiber straps and steel I-beams to reinforce your home’s foundation and protect your basement walls from bowing, tilting, cracking, or worse.
Our solutions are less invasive than wall anchors, and homeowners prefer our elegant solution to bowing and tilting foundation walls. We are able to provide industry-leading support to your foundation walls against lateral forces, without disturbing the exterior of your property.
United Structural Systems has the solution for your basement’s bowing, tilting, and cracking walls. Call now for a free consultation.