Bowed Wall Repair
At Wichita Foundation Repair & Waterproofing, we believe fixing foundations comes in two forms that handle different yet similar issues. We provide bowed wall repair services that specifically target failing concrete walls within your basement that pose a threat to your structural integrity. Bowed basement walls are a critical symptom for collapsing structures and homes. With the specific method and wall repair systems, we guarantee a complete realignment of your concrete walls, while solidifying them in place. Our company believes in permanent solutions to bowed wall problems that will keep homes safe and protected after project completion.
Problems With Bowed Interior Walls
Bowed interior walls generally mean concrete walls within your basement. These are specifically targeted due to their nature of being underground where your basement is located. The problem with bowed walls is they specifically threaten your home’s structural integrity, whereas most of the weight is distributed upon these walls. These are different than solid foundations with the possibility of crawl spaces. Basement walls hold the entire structure intact, and if they become damaged this will create more problems. In the most extreme cases, this can cause a complete structural collapse if not repaired.
Causes of Bowed Walls
Similar to waterproofing issues, bowed walls are caused by hydrostatic pressure pushing against your walls from the outside. In laymen’s terms, this is caused by unstable soil conditions that surround your basement wall underground. The unstable conditions derive from excessive amounts of water sitting and soaking into the soil, building up pressure while destabilizing the soil into softer forms. This pressure eventually begins to push against your walls causing it to bow, bend, and crack. If the pressure becomes too great, you will typically see these effects to be more obvious and notice your basement wall bowing inwards. Our bowed wall repair will fix this indefinitely.
Our Bowed Wall Systems
What is the proper fix for a bowing basement wall? Our solution is a wall anchor system. Due to the causes of bowed walls being pressured at unimaginable strengths, wall anchors counteract the pressure in reverse. We simply drill a metal plate in the outer area of your yard, deep underground. Within the basement, we drill a long pipe that goes through the wall underground, until it reaches this metal plate. The pipe is then connected and secured to your basement wall. Once everything is ready, we use advanced technology to ‘screw’ the pipe into the outer plate, which pulls your basement wall outwards. We continue to apply this pressure until the wall is realigned and level, effectively completing the repair. The is the best, most efficient way to perform bowed wall repairs.