Bowing Wall Repair

Unstable soils are a basements worst enemy, whether the antagonists are expansive clay or compressible or improperly compacted fill. They launch a sneak attack by leaving foundations unevenly supported, triggering settlement and cracking. They can also barrage basement walls with lateral loads, causing walls to bow inward. American Basement Company Inc. has saved hundreds of homes with bowing foundation walls in the basement. Depend on the company with decades of experience in repairing bowing basement walls and hundreds of satisfied customers. Click below to receive a free quote. 

Bowed wall support and/or crack repair with carbon fiber straps

Why Carbon Fiber For Bowing Foundation Wall?

A big advantage of using an externally applied, carbon-fiber reinforcement grid system is the speed and ease of installation. It permanently stabilizes bowed foundation walls with minimal disruption, no excavation, can be used in lieu of tiebacks, and is much cleaner than alternative techniques. Installers apply the crack repair epoxy through a static mixer, so no measuring or mixing is required. Once the epoxy cures (generally after 1 hour depending on temperature), the process is complete.

Benefits of Using Carbon Fibers for Basement Repair
  • It is guaranteed to permanently stabilize foundation walls against lateral loads.
  • Installation is fast with minimal disruption and mess.
  • No excavation of property is necessary.
  • It does not create obstructions in the room that can reduce floor space.
  • The reinforcing material will not corrode, mildew, or weaken over time.
  • The repaired surface can be painted.
  • The home maintains a higher resale value than when repaired with more obtrusive steel alternatives.
Hyrdrostatic pressure is working against your basement and must be addressed

Hydrostatic pressure is the most common reason why your basement walls might be starting to bow or bulge inward causing a wet basement and must be alleviated through exterior grading, gravel backfill and drainage. Other causes, which may or may not contribute to the primary hydrostatic pressure issue could include:

  • Poor construction practices or inadequate grading on your home, or on neighboring sites.
  • Excessive amounts of rain or unusual flood events.
  • Tree roots that are spreading into parts of your foundation.
  • Heavy driveway or patio paving elements that add pressure to basement walls.
  • Hidden plumbing leaks due to poor installation or unexpected damage.