Bowing Foundation Wall Repair
Bix Basement Systems provides a wide selection of solutions to bowing foundation walls for home owners in Peoria, IL, Bloomington, IL, Quincy, IL, Fort Madison, IA, and Hannibal, MO. Bowed walls are caused by a variety of conditions. However, the most common cause of a bowed wall is hydrostatic pressure. Hydrostatic pressure is pressure applied against your foundation wall, which results from water being in the soil around your home. This pressure presses against the foundation wall and causes it to lean, or bow, into your home. These walls look bad, and they can cause some serious problems for the structural integrity of your entire home.
Signs that you have a bowing foundation wall:
- Horizontal or vertical cracks are forming in your foundation wall
- Diagonal cracks are forming in corners
- Foundation walls are bowing or leaning into your basement
- Walls seem to be leaning in at the top, or sliding in at the bottom
Bowed Wall Repair
When it comes to bowed wall repair, Bix Basement Systems works with strong, durable, and effective wall anchors. The wall anchors we install will be pushed deep into the soil into stable earth. These wall anchors have steel rods which will be attached to anchors which extend through the foundation wall and through wall plates. These wall plates will help to distribute clamping pressure. Overtime, nuts on the threaded ends of the steel rods can be tightened to help apply pressure to your basement walls to push them back to where they need to be.
What Causes Bowed Walls?
We get a lot of phone calls from homeowners who ask,”What causes bowed walls?” Take a look at some of the common causes listed below:
- The type of soil around the foundation – clay soils become infiltrated with moisture very easily
- The amount of moisture found in the dirt around your foundation walls
- How deep your foundation is in the earth
BIX offers a variety of wall anchors to take care of bowed walls and other foundation problems on homes. This is a much more cost-effective solution to foundation repair than replacing the entire wall.
If you’re experiencing structural problems with your IL, IA, or MO foundation, we’re the perfect company for you. We have solutions for a wide variety of structural problems, including the following:
- Horizontal, vertical, or diagonal wall cracks
- Leaning, bowed walls
- Walls which tilt in toward the top
Each of our wall anchor systems are made with high-quality, durable materials and will be installed by our own certified and trained foundation professionals from Bix Basement Systems. Our wall anchor installations require minimal disturbance to your lawn and to the inside of your home. Little to no excavation will be required, and we will be able to install the wall anchors typically in one day or less.
Wall Anchor Products
Below is a list of our wall anchor products for homeowners in IL, IA, and MO:
The Geo-Lock™ Foundation Wall Anchor System
This wall anchor system will be able to stabilize your foundation wall by anchoring your walls to load-bearing strata deep beneath your foundation. After the installation, these wall anchors will be able to be tightened over time to continue to straighten the walls.
The Geo-Lock™ Street Creep Repair System
We offer a street creep repair system for taking care of concrete problems brought about by expanding and contracting concrete streets in front of your home. Our street creep repair system will be able to relieve pressure through the use of expansion joints. Also, we can install wall anchors to help with your damaged foundation walls.
The Geo-Lock™ Channel Anchor System
The Geo-Lock™ Channel Anchor System provides a permanent solution for walls which have been severely damaged. This channel anchor system is perfect for severe bowed wall problems.
Hide-A-Way™ Wall Anchor Covers
Wall anchor covers will conceal wall anchor systems inside your finished or un-finished basement.