When an exterior basement wall fails, it can feel as if the whole world is collapsing around you. After all, your basement walls are an integral part of your home’s foundation — the thing your entire home and its contents rest upon. But even the most catastrophic-seeming basement wall failures can be repaired — if you have the right equipment and the right experience.
At Foundation Recovery Systems, we’ve been straightening failed basement walls since 1992, so you know you can put your trust in us when it comes to restoring your home’s structural integrity.
We recommend two approaches to wall straightening, depending on the type of wall you have and what the problem is. Concrete block walls typically fail differently than poured concrete walls. Block walls most often fail below the top, bowing in as expansive soils or hydrostatic pressure exert pressure on the wall, causing the joints between the blocks to fail. Steel reinforced poured walls, on the other hand, typically fail at the top, leaning in because the connection between the wall and the structure’s wood framing has failed. Depending on your home’s situation, we recommend one of the following solutions:
Sometimes a bowing wall can’t be straightened, so stabilizing it to prevent further bowing is the next best option. In those situations, the CarbonArmor® fiber strap system offers a permanent solution to stabilize bowing walls.
Regardless of the type of wall-straightening or stabilization system chosen, a highly trained production crew will install the solution, leaving your home fixed and protected for future generations — restoring its value, improving your family’s quality of life and giving you lasting peace of mind.