What Causes Bowing Walls?
These issues can be caused by hydrostatic force. Excessive moisture will cause soil around your basement walls to expand. When the soil freezes, it expands even more. The lateral pressure of these external forces pushes against foundation walls and forces them to move inward.
The problem is that foundation walls were not meant to handle pressure from the sides, only vertical loads. They simply lack the structural integrity required to withstand expanding soil pressure.
Hydrostatic pressure is a strong force that will cause your foundation walls to tilt and bow inward if left unchecked. If you ignore the problem for too long, your foundation walls might even collapse. Let our team know immediately if you begin to see cracked foundation walls in your Huntsville home!
How We Repair Bowing Walls
A new support system can be created to prevent foundation walls from bowing due to lateral pressure. Our foundation experts use carbon-fiber straps and steel I-beams to reinforce your home’s foundation. This protects basement walls against cracking, tilting, and bowing.
USS Huntsville’s bowing wall repair services require less disruption than wall anchors, and we have found that our clients prefer our less invasive solution when it comes to tilting and bowing foundation walls. We can offer state-of-the-art support for foundation walls against lateral force without affecting the exterior appearance of your property.
United Structural Systems Huntsville offers bowing wall repair services for basement cracking, tilting, and bowing walls. Call us today for a complimentary consultation.