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Wall Failure Warning Signs
If your basement wall is constructed from concrete blocks, you may see signs of wall failure that include:
These cracks typically start out small and increase in size over time as the soil on the other side continues to exert pressure on the wall.
As with horizontal cracks, stair-step cracks will get worse over time. These differ, however, in that they typically start at the horizontal crack and propagate out to the corners.
Top of Wall Leaning In
When the top of a basement block wall leans in, it means it has become disconnected to your home’s framing. This is a serious problem that needs to be stabilized as soon as possible.
Bottom of Wall Pushing In
This happens when the bottom row of blocks remains braced by your basement’s concrete floor, but the rest of the wall pushes inward. This is also known as “shearing.”
Diagonal Cracking at the Corners
Because a poured concrete wall will tend to remain supported by adjacent walls, cracks typically extend from the upper corners diagonally down towards the middle, away from that adjacent support.
This is why it is so important to repair foundation issues as soon as they become evident. Not only do they affect other parts of the structure, but they often get worse and
What Causes Cracked & Bowed Walls?
Your home rests on a foundation, which rests on the ground beneath it. That means, your home’s foundation is only as stable as that ground. You might think that “solid” ground is just that – solid. But, the ground beneath your home is made up of many different layers of soil, each with its own properties, such as moisture content, density and material type (silt, clay, sand, gravel, etc.). Over time, these layers can shrink and consolidate, causing your home’s foundation to settle and crack. In fact, depending on your home’s exact geographic location, competent load-bearing soil or solid bedrock may be anywhere from a few inches to hundreds of feet below the surface. Clay soils have a tendency to absorb and retain water. When this happens, they increase in volume and weight. This expansion exerts additional pressure on your home’s foundation, which can cause it to fail inward and there’s no one better than The Basement Pros – get a free estimate.
Wall Repair Solutions
So, you’re experiencing that sinking feeling because you’ve discovered that one of your basement walls is cracked and bowing inward. Now what do you do? Fortunately, though bowing walls are a serious issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible, ABC Foundation Services offers several solutions that will permanently fix and protect bowing walls, including:
- GeoLock® Anchors
- PowerBrace™ System
Our Pros are trained to expertly diagnose foundation problems. They use highly specialized equipment that allows them to develop a solution tailored to your home’s unique needs. By the time, the inspection is over, you’ll know exactly what caused the problem, exactly what it will take to fix it permanently and exactly how much it will cost to do so.
Once a solution has been customized for your home, we pick a date for the job. At that time, a highly trained crew of technicians will install the solution, leaving your home fixed and protected for future generations – restoring its value, improving your family’s quality of life and giving you lasting peace of mind.
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