Bowed Wall Repair
Seal-Tite Basement Waterproofing Co provides professional bowed wall repair services for home owners in Virginia that are in need of foundation wall repair systems and installation. Bowed wall repair is easy for our trained and knowledgeable professionals at Seal-Tite. If your home has a leaning basement wall, you need to get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can stop the damage from getting any worse. We know that for a lot of homeowners, seeing a bowing wall can be somewhat alarming. You might not know what to do or who to call for help. However, this is not a problem that you should put off finding a solution for. The longer you wait, the worse the damage is going to get. Call us ASAP and we can come out, determine how much damage has been done, and then install wall anchors or steel I-beams to stop the wall from bowing any more. If you fail to get this foundation problem taken care of, it's only a matter of time until it collapses in on itself. Obviously, this is going to cause a lot of problems for the overall structural integrity of your family's home.
There are a lot of homeowners who want to know what caused their bowing basement wall to begin with. Many times, a bowed wall is a result of hydrostatic pressure in the soil surrounding the home. Whenever you have certain types of soil around your home, typically clay soil, it is very absorbent which can cause major foundation settlement problems. Whenever it rains, it quickly absorbs the moisture and swells up. When the soil swells, it puts a lot of pressure on your basement walls. This pressure is known as hydrostatic pressure, and it can cause your basement walls to start to lean or bow into your home. Luckily, foundation replacement is no longer the only solution to this kind of structural problem, and Seal-Tite can provide you with affordable wall anchor systems.
Determining the best method for your home depends on numerous factors. Seal-Tite’s® certified foundation experts will evaluate your wall and suggest a permanent bowed wall repair solution to fix this problem. Our solutions include:
- Wall Anchors – interior wall plates supported with earth anchors.
- Carbon Fiber Straps – bonded carbon fiber straps that attach to the foundation walls providing wall stability.
- I-Beam Installation – steel beams installed on the interior of your foundation walls to reinforce your home’s structure.
Wall Anchor Systems
Seal-Tite can install wall anchor systems to effectively take care of bowing basement walls on your home. We have a team of foundation repair professionals who have been installing wall anchors for years, so you can rest assured knowing that your structural problem is going to be in good hands with our knowledgeable experts.
Installation: Wall anchors will be installed in stable, load-bearing strata around the damaged basement wall of your home. A wall plate will be installed inside the home on the bowed wall. A steel rod will connect the wall plate to the wall anchor. This rod can be tightened over time to add more lateral pressure to the wall so that it will begin to straighten up back into the position where it should be.
Our steel I-beams are ideal for bowed wall repair on homes in VA, NC, WV, and TN. Steel I-Beams are installed through the floor and into the footer. The top of the beams will be attached to the joists. This type of bowed wall repair uses the existing footer and the structure of your home to prevent any more leaning of the already-effected wall.
Carbon Fiber Straps
A newer method involves carbon fiber straps(a woven material that has a tensile strength 10 times stronger than steel). These straps are bonded to the wall with an epoxy to provide a low profile solution that prevents further bowing of the wall.
Please feel free to call us for more information about bowing wall repair, or to schedule an appointment for a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you soon!