Bowing Wall Foundation Supports

Signs of A Bowing Basment Wall

Bowing walls can be a serious sign of a foundation problem. It is important to address these signs quickly. Below are a few signs that hint you need to repair your foundation walls. 

  • Evidence of hydrostatic pressure
  • Walls leaning at the top or sliding in at the bottom
  • Horizontal cracks or stair-step foundation wall cracks
  • Excess moisture and oversaturation

If you notice any of the above signs or have a question regarding your home’s foundation, please do not hesitate to call us at (804) 431-5511

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What Caused My Walls to Start Bowing?

More than likely, if you have a bowing wall it is because of hydrostatic pressure. When the ground outside becomes saturated with water, it starts pushing (creating pressure) against the foundation of your home and eventually will reach your basement. Over time this can cause bowing and eventually cracks in the walls.

This can be prevented with our waterproofing and drainage solutions, but in case you are past that point, find our recommended solutions below.

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Safe Solutions to Fix A Bowing Wall

Carbon Fiber Straps:
Carbon fiber straps can be a good solution when the wall is bowing less than 2 inches. This solution is the least invasive and least expensive. Epoxy is used to secure and fuse these straps to the wall. The good news is that no digging outside is required because this can all be done inside the basement. 

Wall Anchors:
Steel wall anchors may be necessary if your walls are bowing more than 2 inches. This solution requires work both inside and outside of your basement. Wall anchors are not always an option depending on the location of your home but are the best solution to restore your home’s stability long-term. 

Helical Tiebacks:
This solution is definitely the most expensive option and is necessary when your property does not allow for wall anchors or carbon fiber straps because your wall is bowing more than 2 inches. Using helical tiebacks will absolutely restore the structure as steel shafts are drilled through the earth surrounding your home and onto the foundation wall.

Always consult with a professional before making a final decision on the best solution for your foundation repair needs. 

 

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Happy to have chosen Tiger C. Construction to install my basement water management system. My basement doesn’t even smell like a basement anymore! Clear explanations were given to all questions in a timely manner before, during and after installation. A timeline was given and adhered to. No surprises. Installation was professional and clean-up was carefully attended to. Outstanding customer service – always prompt, polite, and professional. An investment well worth it.
Jeanne S
Jeanne S
2022-01-13
This company is great to work with. I had a water issue in one room in my basement. Every single person I dealt with, from the owner, the owner’s son, the guys who came to do some of the work and the sweet girl who answered the phone went above and beyond. If you have a waterproofing issue, this is the company to call.
Diana Englehart
Diana Englehart
2021-12-19
The Tiger C Team was outstanding. They kept me up to date with the progress of the project and I could not be happier with the finished product. Will definitely use again in the future.
Tim Kulynych
Tim Kulynych
2021-12-16
Professional service, well done
Henry Ayon
Henry Ayon
2021-12-16
Tiger Construction fixed a water issue in our crawl space and replace out ugly metal crawl space door with a PVC door. Great work!
Lori Shaffer
Lori Shaffer
2021-09-08
linda sullivan
linda sullivan
2021-09-03
Excellent work and process. Great communication as project was implemented. Would highly recommend.
Mary L. Murphy
Mary L. Murphy
2021-07-13
The guys from Tiger C Construction came out and did a great job with the drain system and sump pump under my house. They also installed jack to level floor in our bedroom. They were on time , completed the job on time and cleaned the area when done. I would tell anyone to call Tiger C Construction , I am very very pleased with the work and the people !!!
Jim Bass
Jim Bass
2021-05-14
We had a fantastic experience with the entire Tiger C team. They are so knowledgeable, responsive, quick and thorough. The work was precise and they cleaned up really thoroughly afterwards—our yard looks nicer now than when they started. Can’t recommend them enough for any foundation waterproofing needs.
Alexis Feria
Alexis Feria
2021-05-04
Wow! From start to finish, Tiger C Construction is your go-to for crawl space repair! They are honest, professional, and provide high-quality work with smiles on their faces! We were overwhelmed and stressed dealing with other companies and their outrageous ideas and quotes, but they instantly eased all of that during the free consultation! It was just a breath of fresh air to know that we were dealing with honest and talented people! I can’t thank them enough for working on our home!!
Christie Atkins
Christie Atkins
2021-04-21
What to Expect During the process?

We’ll use the latest techniques and equipment to inspect your foundation walls thoroughly.

After the inspection, our experts will consult with you about the best foundation support solution for your home.

Once we’ve completed our work, we’ll clean up the area and make sure it’s a safe and comfortable place for you to walk around in.