Soil pressure, hydrostatic pressure, and poor construction can cause your walls to move laterally. Older foundations generally have less rebar within the wall which make them more susceptible to this movement. When a wall is put under too much tension from these forces, cracks will appear which often lead to leaking in the basement and a compromised foundation. Ignoring the issue will often times cause the cracks and damage to get worse. The worse the movement gets, the harder and more expensive it is to fix.
At HomeStrong we offer several different solutions to stabilize bowing or leaning foundation walls. The most popular solutions are wall anchors, helical tiebacks, wall braces, and carbon strapping. These solutions will permanently stabilize your foundation walls and in some cases give us the ability to straighten the walls at the time of installation!
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