What Causes Basement Walls to Bow?

Bowing WallWhether masonry, brick, or concrete, basement walls will bow over a period of time if there is too much lateral pressure from the outside soil. Bowing basement walls can also be the result of poor soil compaction, improper drainage, or plumbing leaks that cause the soil to expand.

Whatever the cause, bowing basement walls, in Northern Virginia, are a serious issue and should be examined and repaired by a professional as soon as possible.

How To Fix Bowing Basement Walls

When it comes to bowing wall repair, Basement Masters Waterproofing is the first expert you should call in Northern Virginia. Our team is highly trained and experienced when it comes to the structural repair of bowing walls. We can offer you solutions that are unmatched in quality.

Our team of experts uses wall anchors and helical tiebacks to carefully and effectively pull bowing basement walls back into place. These products are a stable and long-term solution, and will not cause disturbance to your home or landscaping.

Wall Anchors

Wall anchors are the most economical method for providing supplemental lateral force to stabilize bowed basement walls. Their simple design allows us to complete the job quickly, and there is little disturbance to landscaping. Our wall anchors consist of an inside wall plate, an outside anchor and a high strength rod tying them together. Call us for more information repairing your bowed basement walls with wall anchors in Northern Virginia.

Helical Tiebacks

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Helical anchors consist of a long rod with a corkscrew end that attaches to a wall plate inside the foundation wall. A helical anchor is drilled through a hole in the soil. The hole is then refilled and the wall plates are installed.

Protect Your Home from Bowed Basement Walls

To prevent basement walls from bowing, it is important to have waterproofing systems in place. Basement Masters Waterproofing would be glad to come to your home or business to provide you with a no-cost evaluation and estimate to help you understand what necessary measures you should put in place.

We offer both exterior and interior waterproofing systems including surface drainage, sump pumps, drain tile, and more. We are your full-service structural repair and waterproofing company serving Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland. Get in touch with us today for a free quote!

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