Basements add a tremendous amount of extra living space to a home in addition to providing a year-round comfortable living area. However, basements are susceptible to a number of problems due to their location below the home. One common problem is bowing or flexing walls, which can be a sign of greater problems to come if left untreated. Adams Foundation Repair has proven solutions to fix this problem and save homeowners from costly repairs in the future.
What Causes Bowing Walls?
If a region has suffered from flooding or extreme rainfall recently, the buildup of water in the soil can create a tremendous force called hydrostatic pressure. Basement walls are designed to support the downward force created by your home, not lateral force exerted by saturated soils surrounding the exterior of your home. As that pressure builds, the basement walls can begin to buckle, bow, and flex.
Do I Need to Fix This?
Bowed, flexed, or buckled basement walls are a serious problem and should be evaluated by a professional. If left untreated, the structural integrity of your home can become compromised due to insufficient vertical support of basement walls, putting you at risk.
Our Bowing Walls Solution
There are a variety of proven solutions for bowing basement walls. Based on the severity of the problem and your particular needs, our experienced technicians will create a customized plan for you which typically includes one or more of the following solutions:
Trust Adams Foundation Repair
Our team of professionals has the knowledge and experience to help you restore the integrity of your home’s foundation and basement walls. As a family-owned business, our mission is to provide high-quality service to homeowners and their families in the St. Louis area. Call us today to find out how we can help you and receive your free quote!