What Causes Bowing Walls?
Hydrostatic pressure is the main cause of foundation walls bowing. The soil around your foundation swells and expands when it fills up with water. When that water freezes, it may expand even further. The pressure from this expansion is lateral, and it presses against your foundation walls forcing them inward.
The issue is that foundation walls were designed only to support vertical loads. They aren’t strong enough to withstand the intense pressure from swelling soils.
Hydrostatic pressure can crack foundation walls, and over time, cause them to bow or tilt inward. It’s even possible that your walls will collapse if they aren’t addressed immediately.
How We Repair Bowing Walls
To repair bowing walls, you need a support system that can resist lateral pressures. Our team in Columbia offers bowing wall repair services with custom solutions like carbon fiber straps as well as steel I-beams.
These solutions are far less disruptive than external anchors. They also provide excellent support against the lateral forces.
With our bowing wall repair services in Columbia, we can assist you if your walls begin to bow or tilt inward. For a no-obligation consultation, contact us today.