Bowing Foundation Wall Repair in Gresham, Oregon
Solutions for heaving, buckling, and leaning basement walls
Basement walls bow and lean inward mostly due to expansive soils and hydrostatic pressure put on the foundation from the exterior of the house or building. Foundation walls may also tip and crack due to a host of other outside causes, including settlement and sinking in the soil.
The fact is, dirt, clay and soils on your property can enormous pressure on your home’s foundation. The exact amount of pressure depends on the following factors: 1) type of soil around the foundation, 2) amount of water and moisture present in the soil, 3) weather and temperature conditions, and 4) how far below the surface the foundation is.
Your foundation walls are constantly holding up again pressure from the outside. The only thing is keeping them in place is structural integrity of the wall itself. Expansive soils, pressure and frost all can exert enough pressure to cause walls to bow and collapse entirely.
Broken down or poorly constructed downspouts and gutters and downspouts also may contribute to basement issues. If water runoff from the roof is not directed away from your house, the soil around the foundation will expand and become heavier as it is more saturated with moisture.
Our certified foundation professionals in Gresham, Oregon keenly identify the cause of your property’s foundation issues and offer solutions that provide long ranging results.
We take pride in providing warrantied repairs that will permanently solve issues with bowing, heaving and buckling foundation walls. We deliver free estimates and consultations to homeowners and commercial property owners that come with no hassle or obligation.
Sure signs that your foundation walls are bowing and buckling
Repairing a damaged foundation is a big job and something you only want to do once. When fixing your basement, beware of expensive solutions that may not actually fix what’s going wrong and also keep an eye out for quick fixes that don’t work in the long term.
If you notice any of the following signs of a failing foundation in your residential or commercial property, get in touch with our experts for no-cost assessment and dedicated service:
- Inward bowing or bulging
- Walls leaning in on the top
- Walls pushing inward at the bottom
- Stair-step or horizontal cracking
- Diagonal cracks at corners of poured concrete basement walls
- Expanding soils around the home
For a solution, most bowing walls can be strengthened by wall braces or anchors that restore their position. We also offer house leveling services. Contact our team at your convenience to learn more about our company, rates, and how we can assist you.