GSI Foundations = Experts At Repairing Bowing Walls
When people look at their basement, they either see cracks or they see their walls bowing. In addition to cracks in the foundation, a sure sign that you need to contact GSI Foundations is if it appears the walls in your basement are bowing.
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GSI Foundations Fixes Bowing Walls
Bowing walls occur when there is significant water pressure, over time, against the foundation of the home. If your home’s foundation is solid and secure, water seepage should be minimal, if not non-existent. However, if there is improper drainage or insufficient external or internal waterproofing, water can build up and cause pressure against the walls of the foundation. Ultimately, this can cause cracks and leaks, and may cause the walls to bend or bow. This compromises the stability of the foundation of your home and can be quite costly if it is not repaired as early as possible.
There Are Two Ways To Fix Bowing Walls
In this solution, much like a broken bone that needs to be supported, we install basement braces to stabilize the bowing. The goal is to restore the integrity of the walls, and to also prevent future bowing issues.
Excavation With Bracing
Sometimes excavation is required on the outside of the home. In this process, walls are straightened and braced in order to correct and restabilize them. During the excavation process, the exterior foundation walls are waterproofed, and exterior drain tile is installed to prevent water penetration; which reduces further structural movement.
This is ALL our area of expertise! For more than two decades, we’ve helped homeowners, home buyers, Realtors, and investors safeguard their investment and restore the integrity of the structure of their homes.
Call our team today to schedule an assessment to determine which solution is best for you! We are the trusted experts among homeowners, home buyers, Realtors, and investors alike – because this is what we do best. Our team members are experts in the industry, and we’re so grateful to have helped person after person repair bowing walls to preserve and protect the investment they’ve made in their home over the last two decades. We can do the same for you, and are hopeful for the privilege to be of service!
Your Trusted Choice For Basement Waterproofing
Waterproofing your basement will help protect your home against further damage and costly repairs. Call GSI Foundations today if you have noticed any of these warning indicators of water in your basement.
Water (or dried up water marks) in the basement in areas where the walls meet the floor can cause your walls to bow and is a clear indicator of the need for basement waterproofing
Various interior or exterior cracks
Mold or mildew
What Causes Bowing Walls?
Your home was built to withstand the pressure coming from the soil and rock surrounding your foundation and your basement walls. But when that pressure becomes too intense, it puts unnecessary strain on the walls; which may cause them to crack, leak, or bow.
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