Basement Wall Reinforcement & Stabilization in Kansas City
Foundation walls can move “laterally” which means to lean or bow during the seasonal changes here in the Midwest. Walls typically move inward during times when the soil is saturated from rain and then move back out during the dry season. In many cases, the walls will not move out or “recover” as much as they moved in, and you end up with a lean or even a bow in your wall.
If you believe one of your home’s walls is not stable, you may need foundation wall reinforcement. Most homeowners with bowing walls can’t handle installations of foundation wall supports on their own. You need a basement wall stabilization expert you can trust. Foundation 1 can handle basement wall support installation on your behalf. We know how to get your walls back to a stable condition so you can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home is safe.
Do You Need Concrete Foundation Wall Reinforcing?
How can you be sure there are serious problems with your foundation or walls? It’s not easy for the average person to determine whether they need the installation of a wall reinforcing system. You can call Foundation 1 at any time, and we can come over to perform a free assessment and estimate for you.
General rules for repairing wall movement are based on the amount of movement, type of movement, and the way the structure is built. Below is some information on bowing basement walls and when you will need to take corrective measures.
- Wall lean or bowing less than 1″: The wall can recover on its own, do preventative maintenance like dirt, gutter drains, and concrete leveling.
- Wall lean more than 1″: The wall will no longer recover on its own, brace the wall using recommended I-beam and rebond all wall cracks.
- Wall bowing more than 1″: The wall will no longer recover on its own, brace the wall using a Wall Stiffener or Dead Man system.
- Any wall leaning or bowing more than 1″ on a home that is egress (walk out) on the opposing wall will require a Dead Man system.
- More than 3″: Catastrophic failure of wall, excavate wall and straighten back to plumb. (see our Wall Straightening page)
What Happens if I Don’t Stabilize My Home’s Foundation Walls?
Aside from the obvious problem of your house’s structural integrity being compromised, bowing foundation walls can cause other problems as well. You could deal with plumbing issues, water drainage problems, or unsightly cracking on sections of wall. Foundation repair specialists can repair your bowing walls so you won’t have to deal with any of these negative issues. We can utilize wall anchors, an entire wall anchor system, support beams, and other methods to repair problem walls. We can also fix other issues, such as foundation cracks.
Fix Your Bowing Basement Walls With Help From Foundation 1 in Kansas City
Foundation 1 has established itself as one of the top wall stabilization and restraint companies in the Midwest. Whether your wall is bowing, leaning, or displaced, we can repair and regain the integrity of your foundation. Call today or fill out the form on this page to get a free consultation.
We work on all foundation types including poured concrete, cinder block, and stone / masonry. We have a number of wall straightening techniques to work in these different circumstances, from basic approaches up to complex full wall rebuilds.
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The sump pumps, crack repair, waterproofing, and wall stabilization method were completed with top of the line equipment and techniques. Would not hesitate to use them again. – Jeffrey, Independence