When the soil surrounding the foundation gets oversaturated with water, it expands, exerting enormous lateral pressure on your basement walls, sometimes causing them to crack, bow, or lean inwards. Horizontal cracks and stair step cracks on basement walls should be seen as an early sign of this problem and help should be sought right away. This type of problem never gets better; it will always get worse and eventually cause the walls to cave in. Fortunately, for homeowners in North Georgia, AquaGuard Foundation Solutions offers several technologies to fix bowing basement wall problems at almost any stage for a fraction of the cost of full foundation wall replacement. From carbon reinforced strips for stabilizing weakened walls, to I-beam systems and wall anchors that can typically push the walls back to their original position, AquaGuard has an answer.
Bowing Basement Walls: Causes, Signs and Solutions
by aquaguard | May 19, 2014 |