Bowed Wall Repairs & Services
A bowing or buckling wall is characterized by the wall pushing inward into the home. Bowed walls happen when water soaks into the soil around your home and causes an increase in hydrostatic pressure. This pressure then pushes against the walls from the outside and causes long horizontal cracks in the walls and, over time, can cause them to bow inward.
Depending on how severe the bowing is, it can lead to a catastrophic foundation failure, resulting in home damage and the need to rebuild the foundation. By catching the problem early, you can avoid extensive repair or replacement. If you see this issue in your Michigan home, call the experts at Rapid-Dri Foundation Systems and schedule an appointment immediately.
How We Fix Them
Bowing or buckling walls are a very serious foundation repair issue. The foundation walls hold up the rest of your home and if they are bowing in, they will be unable to properly support your home. As the bowing gets worse, it can ultimately lead to total structural failure, which can cause parts of your home to collapse. Fortunately, our experts have solutions that will prevent this! We use a system of wall anchors that can quickly and permanently repair your bowing walls.
Wall Anchor Installation
In order to prevent the basement walls from bowing inward farther, a proper support structure must be in place outside the home. We use a system of wall anchors to provide this support. The anchors are a three-part system that consists of two plates and a long connecting rod between them. Together, these parts can pull the wall back into the appropriate position and permanently prevent it from bowing in. This not only keeps your foundation in the correct position for supporting your home, it will also allow you to fully utilize the space in your basement for storage or additional rooms.
Contact Us Today
Bowing walls are a serious concern that must be fixed by a professional. If you see that your basement walls are bowing or buckling inward, contact us immediately at (734) 895-9553 or complete our online form! We are standing by, ready to take care of your home.