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Bowed Basement Wall Repair in Kansas

Do your basement walls look to be bending or leaning inward? If they are, you might have a bowed wall problem on your hands – yikes! Bowed walls are typically a consequence of hydrostatic pressure being placed on the basement walls. In addition to the inward bowing or leaning, you may notice wall cracks that are growing or getting wider over time. They are one of the more serious types of foundation problems that can occur and should be taken care of sooner than later to prevent failure of the foundation.

Where does hydrostatic pressure come from? The soil all around the perimeter of your property becomes infiltrated with moisture over time, getting heavy and damp.

What is Hydrostatic pressure?

Defined as “the pressure exerted by a fluid at equilibrium at a given point within the fluid, due to the force of gravity. Hydrostatic pressure increases in proportion to the depth measured from the surface because of the increasing weight of fluid exerting downward force from above.”

So now you have water in the moisture-crammed soil, which exerts hydrostatic pressure on your basement walls. This causes them to bend and bow in unusual ways. Bowed basement walls will ultimately crack.

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How do I Repair Bowed Foundation Walls?

When it comes to bowing or buckling basement walls a common misconception is that replacement is the only alternative. Luckily that is not true! Not only are there options but replacing a foundation wall doesn’t ultimately treat the problem that created the bowing. Basement walls shift for a number of reasons, including standing water, incorrect basement waterproofing and/or lack of appropriate drainage. It is important that these issues must be fixed before other actions may be taken.

Repairing a bowed wall is no easy task and is something that affects the entire structure, not just your basement. It is best left to professionals who can stabilize things properly. At Lamunyon, we utilize wall anchors that are installed on your bowing, sagging or crumbling walls – an engineering method that has been proven to stabilize and strengthen your failing basement wall. It doesn’t matter what type of foundation you have, concrete, tile, or cinder block, the wall anchors will work with any material. The anchors are installed deep in the earth in stable, load-bearing strata.

What is a Basement Wall Anchor?

Wall plate anchors are a very inexpensive, yet powerful solution to bowing walls. These anchors are an approved means of repair by many engineers and building code officials in the United States. The anchors have the ability to recover the structural integrity of foundation walls without significant renovation or excavation. The purpose of a wall anchor is to restore lateral strength to the wall while allowing you to pull the wall straight using the natural expansion and contraction of the soil.

One of the many advantages of anchors is that they are not obtrusive or unsightly in the basement like many alternative bracing methods. A thin high strength steel wall plate may be the only thing seen from the inside of the basement. The wall anchors allow the foundation bowing wall repair to be carried out without giving up valuable square footage.

Are there other ways to fix a Bowing Wall?

Yes! In fact, we can also use a thick carbon fiber wall support to repair bowed walls. These carbon fiber straps are the strongest on the market as it ties the foundation base to the house framing. Secured on both the top with a sill plate and at the bottom in the foundation floor with a carbon fiber pin, this system will not break down over time and ensures lasting control of the pressure from the outside. This will work on both block and poured foundation walls, requires no digging into the yard, is quick and clean to install, and can be painted over once cured.

In connection to wall anchors, we can also install a wall support system that works directly with our wall anchoring system. The Waler Wall support system is engineered to add structural stability to a previously bowed wall. It is engineered to add structural stability to a basement wall that has been compromised and can be used with our other repair products and waterproofing options.

Is a Warranty offered on Basement Foundation Repair?

Yes! Lamunyon proudly offers a 25-year warranty on basement foundation repair anchoring, waler wall support systems, and carbon fiber support systems. Our warranties are also transferable, so you have future piece of mind too. Don’t hesitate to ask your specialist for further details, or call us today.

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