Your Eyes Might Not be Playing Tricks – You Might Have Bowing Walls
Bowed Basement Wall Atlanta
With families being busier now than ever, we just don’t notice some of the subtle things happening around us. When it comes to noticing that your foundation may need repair, you may not even be sure what you are looking at. If you have walked down to your basement and my think that you see a wall that is bowing, your eyes might not be playing tricks on you.The weight of your house and all it’s contents are sitting on your basement walls. When you see these bowed basement walls, its a sign of foundation problems.
A bowed wall is when the mid section of the basement wall is pushed out caused by pressure from outer soil. Once this starts, it will be pushed out more and more over time. This creates a very unstable base for your home. As these walls start to bow, it creates cracks exposing your home to many elements. These include rain, groundwater, dirt, insects and small rodents. If left untreated, the wall will eventually collapse. If you see your basement wall is bowing, its time to call a professional to come and inspect your foundation. Our experts at Atlas Piers can give you the best solution to your bowed basement wall repair in Atlanta.
The pressure from the outer soil can be caused by too much moisture in the soil around your foundation called hydrostatic pressure. This pressure is then directly applied to your foundation walls. You may also have poor drainage away from your home, uncontrolled water, or over compaction of soil.
Bowing Wall Repair Atlanta
The options that Atlas Piers offers for your bowing wall repair in Atlanta depends on the problem. Helical tieback anchors is the solution to stabilize and strengthen bowing basement walls. These helical anchors are generally installed from inside the basement wall through a small hole that is sealed after installation. Exterior excavation is done and the helical tieback anchors immediately pull back the basement walls to their original design limitations.
Steel push piers are the most common foundation repair product used today. These piers are driven individually into the soil and load tested after installation. These steel push piers are used to support and stabilize your structure’s load bearing walls.
Helical piers provide supplemental lateral force to stabilize bowing basement and retaining walls. They are an excellent choice for foundation repair when light structural loads, unstable rock basements or very deep load bearing layers are present.
Atlas Piers uses the highest quality of products made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of foundation repair products in the industry. Atlas Piers of Atlanta has been in business for over 25 years and have provided solutions for many projects from small residential jobs to commercial projects. Contact us for any of your bowed basement wall repair Atlanta needs.