Foundation Wall Repair – What You Need to Know!

Foundation Wall Repair – What You Need to Know!

Foundation walls move inward due to expansive soils.

The foundation walls are showing signs of movement.

  • Horizontal or stair-step cracking along the foundation walls
  • The corners of the poured walls are cracking.
  • Inward bowing or bulging along the walls
  • Walls sliding inwards on the bottom
  • Walls leaning in at the top
  • There are wet soils around the home.
  • Expansive clay soils present around the structure

How to Fix It:

If you want to restore the wall, you need to install Basement Wall Anchors along the wall. If space issues prevent wall anchor installation, we recommend installing the IntelliBrace system egress windows.

We can fix your walls. Most of the solutions can be done in a day. We can give you a free foundation wall repair quote. We serve many areas in Indiana.

Signs of bowing foundation walls

Foundation walls move inward due to expansive soils. Foundation settlement is one of the causes of foundation walls cracking. Your Indianapolis home’s foundation problems will be accurately identified by our experts.

There are several foundations that are showing damage from hydrostatic pressure.

What Causes Cracked & Bowing Foundation Walls?

Four factors affect the amount of pressure they exert.

  • The type of soil around the foundation
  • The amount of moisture in the soil
  • How far underground the foundation is
  • The temperature conditions

The foundation wall is the only thing holding it up from the outside. It is possible to cause walls to lean or even collapse due to the amount of pressure put on them.

Large volumes of water can collect in the soil around the structure, which can contribute to foundation problems. The soil around the foundation will become heavier and more expansive if the roof is not directed away from the foundation.

You can get a free foundation wall repair quote by calling or e-mailing us.

We recommend the Basement Wall Anchor System for stabilizing failing foundation walls. Once the hole has been excavated, we will core a small hole in the basement wall. A steel anchor rod will be driven through the wall and soil through a hole in the center of the earth anchor Our wall anchor system is superior to other methods because the hole in the foundation wall is very small. A large hole or section of concrete block may be required in some methods. Attaching the earth anchor involves securing the end of the anchor rod to the anchor and burying it in the ground. The galvanized steel used in our earth anchor systems is resistant tocorrosion damage. The Earth Anchors we install have a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects as well as our own quality and performance warranty. Our foundation repair experts will mount a wall plate over each anchor rod end that protrudes from the basement wall after the earth anchors have been installed. A wall plate is secured with a large nut on the threaded end of an anchor rod. We pride ourselves in leaving each job clean, neat, and free of damage to existing landscaping. To prevent depressed areas from being created as the soils settle over time, we fill holes completely with dirt saved earlier and fill areas that have been shorn of dirt. All sod will be replaced with a rake to blend in with surrounding grass for a seamless restoration. Basement Wall Anchors do more than just stop the movement of your foundation walls, they also give you the opportunity to fix your walls over time. Eventually, your walls will be repaired or even returned to their original position. It is possible to restore value to your home and return it to being attractive for both you and prospective home buyers. The earth anchor locations will be determined to maximize system effectiveness. The location of each earth anchor will be shown in the proposal by the foundation contractors. The sod is removed from the lawn at the beginning of the installation. An earth anchor hole is made using a power auger after a sheet is laid down to protect your lawn.

When Foundation Wall Anchors Won’t Work

The yard outside the house isn’t accessible so a wall anchor system can’t be used to repair a bow wall. We recommend that you install our wall system when you encounter this kind of problem.

The IntelliBrace™ Wall System

The patented foundation wall repair system, called the IntelliBrace, is designed to fix failing basement walls and allow for potential straightening over time.

When access to the yard outside of the home is not possible, this product is a great option.

There are several advantages to the I-beam system over traditional systems.

This includes a design that makes it possible to fix bowed walls over a period of time, and a zinc coating that is rust resistant.

Installation of the IntelliBrace system can be done quickly in your Indianapolis home, with no disruptions to your lawn, gardens, foliage, or other landscaping.

More about The IntelliBrace™ System.

What NOT To Do

You only want to do a foundation repair once. When repairing your foundation, beware of expensive options that will not fix your problem, and watch out for quick solutions that don’t work.

Total Foundation Replacement:

You have to dig the entire perimeter of your foundation to do a job like this. The floor slab and foundation walls are removed as the house is jacked up. The foundation, the house and the soil are all rebuilt.

This solution is time consuming and expensive. It is not addressing the issue that caused the damage in the first place.

The soil is the problem. You can count on the soil to press hard on the new walls when you are done building. They will be damaged just like the ones that preceded them.

The solution that is not disruptive will be warrantied for 25 years if you invest in repairing your foundation.

Looking For Foundation Wall Repair Experts In Indiana?

We at Indiana Foundation Service are proud to provide warrantied solutions that will solve the issues with the foundation walls.

We provide free, no-obligation estimates for foundation wall repairs. The estimates are presented in writing.

Our service area includes Bloomington, Indianapolis, and nearby areas such as Lafayette, Terre Haute, and Carmel. Call or e-mail us for a free estimate on foundation wall repair.

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