At Denver Foundation Solutions team of experts has been helping those living in the Denver area to repair bowed basement walls for many years. This is common on foundations that are laid in concrete blocks rather than poured concrete. This type of foundation problem can be very concerning when you first discover it They are mostly noticed as leaning walls in the basement, a problem that is caused from hydrostatic pressure in the soil surrounding your residence.
If your home is built on a clay-rich dirt, it will be incredibly absorbent when it rains or snow melt on your lawn. This causes the dirt to swell up and it putting a lot of pressure on your basement walls (hydrostatic pressure).
It is important that you deal with this problem because eventually the possibility that the wall could potentially collapse in on itself is very high. Also, if you have a bowed wall over time it can increase the possibility for wall cracks to happen. This is a common issue that we see all the time and can be corrected when we implement the proper foundation repair solutions to your home.
Solution: SafeBase™ Wall Anchors
We have been using this wall anchor system for a number of years and it comes with a 25 year transferable warranty. These Wall Anchors use a proven engineering method to stabilize and strengthen your collapsing basement wall(s). This system can be used on any of foundation; whether it is concrete, tile, or cinder block, it works with any kind of material. These anchors can be installed quickly and will go in deep in the soil creating a stable strong wall.
Once the anchors are in place, we attach a plate on the inside of the basement of the damaged wall. Then, the metal rod will connect to the plate and anchor, after which we tighten over time to provide the lateral pressure and stability needed to bring the bowed wall back into a upright position. This solution is a great cost effective way to fix a bowed wall instead of having to replace the entire wall which used to be the only solution to this problem.