Bowed Foundation Wall
A&M SafeBasements can take care of your bowed foundation wall in your South Bend, Fort Wayne, Plymouth, Warsaw, Auburn, or Marion home. This is a common structural problem that is typically a result of one of the following:
- Poor soil compaction
- Ineffective or bad construction building practices or materials used on the foundation
- Hydrostatic pressure in the soil surrounding the basement
Regardless of what has caused your bowing wall problem to begin with, you need to get the situation taken care of ASAP. If you don't, your basement wall could eventually collapse into your home! Needless to say, this is going to cost you a fortune to repair and it's also incredibly dangerous! To avoid this situation altogether, be sure you contact our team to take care of the foundation problem before it gets worse - and it will get worse! Foundation damage is not something you can ignore. The longer you wait to get the problem taken care of, the longer it's going to take to fix and the more expensive the repair work is going to be!
Warning Signs of a Problem
If you notice any of the following, you need to get in touch with us as soon as possible:
- Noticeable leaning of a wall into the basement environment
- Cracks appear on wall that looks like it is leaning or tilting
- Seepage begins to get inside the home over the top of the foundation, or through the cove joint of the damaged wall (where the wall and floor meet)
Fixing the Problem
To take care of the problem, we can install a series of wall anchors around your home. The repair products we install are designed and manufactured by SafeBasements™. Below is a list of special features that set these wall anchors apart from others available on the market today:
- Can be installed in 10-20 minutes per anchor
- Earth plate is installed in virgin soil surrounding your home for extreme holding power
- Ball and socket hardware on the wall plate can adapt to any angle for torque to the wall anchor
- Not much excavation is required for installation
- Tested and proven to be the strongest and easiest to install wall anchor on the market today
SafeBasements™ wall anchors differ from traditional wall anchors that take hours to install and require significant excavation. We know you don't want your front and backyard completely ripped apart!
So, how exactly do these wall anchors work? Wall anchors are installed in stable soils surrounding your home. A wall plate is attached to the bowed wall inside your basement. The wall plate and the anchor are connected to each other with a steel rod. The steel rod can be tightened over time inside your home to apply more lateral pressure to your wall to straighten it back to where it needs to be. The wall plate inside your home can be concealed so that it blends in nicely with the rest of your basement.
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