Your basement walls, masonry or concrete, may begin to bow and even crack over a period of time. Most of the time it is caused by too much lateral pressure from outside soil, but can also be caused by an inadequate original design when built. Some other causes: poor drainage, unrestrained water, poor waterproofing, or if your soil is overly compacted it will cause your basement wall to bow. Whatever the cause, leaning walls are a serious issue and should be examined and repaired by a professional as soon as possible.
The strongest walls are compression walls. If your home has significant bowed or split block they should be evaluated by us, a professional. Whether you have concrete or block, we advise you to monitor cracks for ongoing changes. If your wall begins to move, it is most likely unstable and needs to be corrected by a professional. We do have devices to monitor movement, this can be installed by Basement Masters Waterproofing. Bowing walls in Virginia are no joke.
We offer foundation repair solutions for you that will pull leaning and bowing walls in Virginia back into place. Wall anchors and helical tiebacks solutions are very helpful in these cases. They anchor to the ground surrounding your foundation and pull your foundation back into place. They are strong and long lasting and do not cause disturbance to your landscaping. We can be in and out without a lot of intrusion to your yard.
These helical wall tiebacks and anchors are designed to straighten and strengthen basement walls. 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.
Wall anchors are the most economical method for providing supplemental lateral force to stabilize bowing basement walls. They are a simple design which allows us to complete the job quickly. There is little disturbance to landscaping. Plate 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 bowing or leaning walls in Virginia!
You may also want to look into basement waterproofing or replacing your sump pump. This helps divert water away from your foundation. Those leaky walls and basement cracks are clues to a water-caused foundation stabilization problem. You may find it worthy to do a complete basement system to protect your home and structure. Whatever the case may be with your settling foundation or bowed walls, Basement Masters Waterproofing can help withal of you tilting wall repair needs.