Foundation wall failure isn’t just concerning for your home’s real estate value—it can also create functional and aesthetic nuisances throughout your home and lead to severe structural damage if not attended to promptly. At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, we provide a basement and foundation wall repair solution called Wall Anchors to stabilize your foundation walls and eventually straighten them over time.
Looking for a hero to save your cracking, bowing foundation walls? We at AquaGuard Foundation Solutions are here to help! Our in-house, certified foundation professionals have warrantied solutions for every foundation issue, including foundation wall repair.
Foundation issues will only get worse over time, meaning that the best time to repair and straighten a foundation wall is now. We provide free, no-obligation foundation wall straightening quotes throughout our Georgia service area. If you live in Atlanta, Marietta, Athens, Rome, or the surrounding areas, call or email us today to schedule an appointment! In the meantime, let’s discuss what causes cracked or bowing foundation walls and how they’re repaired.
How to Spot Foundation Wall Damage: Signs that You Need Foundation Wall Repair
Horizontal cracks are commonly the first sign of foundation wall failure. As your foundation continues to crack under pressure, sections of the wall can start to buckle, bow, and tilt inwards. If excessive moisture, extreme weather, expansive soil, or backfill soil is the cause of your foundation’s failure, you’ll be able to tell by the following signs:
- Horizontal or stair-step cracks in the masonry
- Diagonal cracks coming from the corners of concrete foundation walls
- Bowing, bulging, or tilting walls
Can I Wait to Address these Concerns?
Unfortunately, time won’t heal these foundation wounds. The longer your foundation wall goes unchecked, the more damage it can accumulate, leading up to your foundation eventually collapsing. The good news is that this foundation damage is repairable using proven, long-lasting techniques. Not only that, but foundation wall repair can be done at a fraction of the cost of foundation wall replacement.
Our Foundation Wall Repair Solution
At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, we recommend the Wall Anchor System for foundation wall repair. This foundation wall system is used by foundation contractors throughout the United States. Wall Anchors are a warrantied solution that is as effective as it is popular. It permanently repairs failing foundation walls and can help straighten them back to their original position.
How do Wall Anchors Work for Bowed Basement Wall Repair?
Wall Anchors work by anchoring your wall to more stable soil out past your foundation using steel anchors with long, galvanized rods. When the anchors are tightened, they stabilize the wall, meaning that it will no longer give in to the soil’s pressure and will eventually straighten over time.