What Causes Bowing Walls?
The main reason for foundation walls bowing is hydrostatic pressure. If the soil surrounding your foundation is saturated with water, it can swell and expand. This water can expand even further when it freezes. The expansion’s pressure on your foundation walls is lateral and it forces them to bow inward.
The problem with foundation walls is that they are made to only handle vertical loads. They aren’t strong enough for the severe pressures of swelling soils.
Hydrostatic pressure will eventually crack foundation walls and cause them to tilt or bow inward. If the problem isn’t addressed quickly, your walls may collapse.
How We Repair Bowing Walls
Repairing bowing walls requires an effective support system to help them resist lateral forces. Our team is able to solve any issue related to bowing walls with steel I-beams and carbon fiber straps.
These solutions require less disruption to your surrounding property than traditional external anchors.
United Structural Systems has trusted foundation repair experts who can fix your walls if they begin tilting inward. Call us today to set up a free consultation.