Bowed Wall Repair
High Tech Basement Systems can provide your Bowling Green, Louisville, or Lexington area home with professional bowed wall repair. Leaning and tilting basement walls can look really frightening. Homeowners might not know what to do or who to call. They often think that foundation replacement will be needed to take care of the problem. However, don't panic! We have a team of foundation repair experts who will be able to provide you with fast, affordable, and effective repair work. Even if you never intend on finishing your basement, you'll still need to get your leaning basement walls taken care of. If neglected for too long, these damaged walls could actually collapse in on themselves and into your home. This won't just be a huge mess for you to clean up, it can also cause serious structural integrity problems for your home. Avoid this headache altogether by making sure that you contact High Tech Basement Systems at the first sign of a bowing wall problem. In addition to fixing leaning walls, we offer foundation repair solutions and basement waterproofing systems once your walls are repaired.
If you notice any of the following warning signs, you could have a leaning wall problem in your basement:
- Walls which are noticeably leaning in toward the top or bottom
- Wall or floor cracks in the concrete inside your basement
- Windows or doors which don't open or close like they should
- Cracks on the outside of your foundation
We get a lot of calls from homeowners who want to know what causes this problem. It could be as simple as your builder not using the right materials or techniques when your home was constructed. However, it could also be a result of hydrostatic pressure in the soil around your home. Whenever there's a lot of moisture in the soil, especially if there's a lot of clay-rich soil around your home, it can put a lot of pressure (hydrostatic pressure) on your basement walls. Over time, your walls won't be able to withstand the force and they will start to lean into your home. Fortunately, there have been many advancements in the foundation repair industry, and total wall replacement is no longer the only solution to this problem.
High Tech Basement Systems often makes use of wall anchors to fix bowing basement walls. Wall anchors can typically be installed in any season of the year and don't require a lot of excavation to set them up. This means that if you have a beautifully-landscaped yard, you won't have to worry about everything getting destroyed during the installation process. Our team of foundation repair experts will assess the bowed wall damage at your home and will then begin the digging process for the anchors. We will be sure that they are installed in stable, load-bearing strata. If we installed them in weak soil, it'd only be a matter of time before the problem got worse or other walls got damaged.
Once we find the best soil, the anchors will be put in. A wall plate will be attached to your damaged basement wall with a strong, steel connecting rod in between the anchor and the plate. Over time, the rod can be tightened to progress the movement of your bowed wall back to where it needs to be. Our wall anchor systems have proven to be effective at stabilizing bowing basement walls and pushing them back to their normal, vertical, upright position. We can also install wall anchor covers inside your basement to help these plates blend in better.
Wall Supports and Braces
Our wall supports and braces can take care of both poured and block wall foundations on homes in the area. Our structural supports and braces are made from strong steel materials. They are often used on bowed walls which are brought on from hydrostatic pressure in the soil, or from foundation settlement. Steel beams and braces can help to take some of the structural load off of the damaged basement wall. These bowed wall repair products can also be installed quickly, and during virtually any season of the year. We understand that it can be difficult for the typical homeowner to know which type of bowed wall repair system will be best for their basement's needs. However, our structural repair experts will come to your home, evaluate the problem, and will then be able to tell which system will be the most effective.
Please feel free to give us a call or contact us online for more information about our bowed wall repair services. We appreciate your interest in High Tech Basement Systems and we look forward to working together with you soon!