Tag: bowed walls

  1. Helical Tiebacks: What They Cost & How They’re Used

    If you’ve heard of helical tiebacks before, you’ve probably been researching repair methods for bowing or leaning walls.  A wall begins to move when the pressure from the soil around the foundation becomes over-saturated with water.  Left untreated, these weakened...
  2. How to Know if Your Foundation Needs Repair

    It can be unnerving, to find cracks in your home’s walls, ceiling, or foundation.  You don’t know what it means.  Is it minor? Just a cosmetic issue? Will your house fall down?  I understand how easily reasonable concern can turn into panic.   Since we first opened...
  3. How to Repair Foundation Cracks

    When you find a crack in your foundation, you probably have one of two basic reactions.  Either you panic that your home is no longer stable, or you shrug it off as routine settling.  I’d suggest avoiding these extremes, and aim for the grey area between them;...
  4. How to Straighten a Bowed Foundation Wall

    We’ve discussed bowed basement walls in our blog before.  We reviewed what causes a wall to bow in this article, and we explored repair methods and costs in this one.  But lately we’ve been hearing a different question about bowing walls from customers: what if I want...

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