According to Humanity Development Library 2.0, foundations are strong platforms built below ground level, where they won’t sink. A building with a foundation can “stand” securely. The foundation of a well-constructed building does several things. It provides a level platform for the building to stand on; It helps protect the building if earth tremors, strong winds or rains shake the structure; Continue reading to know more if you need a foundation wall repair in your house.
How to Repair Bowing & Cracked Basement Walls
Concrete walls become stressed when soil expansion exerts a tremendous force against the basement or crawl space walls. When cracks appear on walls, their structural integrity is compromising. You can resolve this problem quickly by doing foundation wall repair to avoid the possibility of structural failure.
We must excavate first the exterior of the wall by digging it up by hand or with appropriate machinery in order to ensure quality and correct repair is done.
Then we remove the foundation wall down to where it is stable or all the way to the existing footer. At times we will even remove and re-pour the footing if it has been damaged. In this case we were able to use the stable base of the wall and rebuild from there:
As we rebuild we insert vertical steel reinforcements and pour concrete in these cores to produce a vertical steel reinforced column inside the wall as well:
Call us today and we’ll ensure you have a strong foundation for years to come.