Pressure from the exterior ground soil can cause block foundation walls to bow and deflect inward. If left unchecked, this condition can result in catastrophic failure.
Our method of repair involves installing temporary braces on the interior foundation walls, then excavating the exterior ground around the bowed section of the foundation. The bowed walls are then mechanically pushed back into place, and steel rebar is inserted vertically into each block before pumping the wall full with high quality concrete, which is allowed to cure fully. We then backfill the ground soil, and the braces are removed from the foundation walls after 3-5 days. This method not only pushes the wall back into place. it also stabilizes the structure to prevent future bowing. Best of all, there are no unsightly plates and screws permanently installed on the interior basement walls.
Do you have bowed and leaning basement walls?
There is a difference between a bowed wall and a leaning wall. A leaning wall usually has a horizontal crack at the top 1/3 of the wall and is usually caused by expansive soil. A bowed wall also has a horizontal crack, but it usually midway down the wall and is almost always caused by hydro-static pressure.
Ground water and poor drainage near the foundation lead to hydro-static pressure. The causes of cracked, bowed and leaning walls are improperly compacted fill, inadequate drainage, a change in “run off” water, lblasting and a number of other less common causes.
A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair Akron-Canton, Ohio is more invasive than most other methods of repair. The difference is that “We Treat The Problem, Rather than the Symptom.”
While other methods of repair stabilize or strengthen the wall, A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair actually Straightens and Strengthens the wall!