Basement Wall Repair

Builders understand the bar is set extremely high for them. Their clients expect and deserve a near-flawless outcome when they purchase new construction. Although builders have ultimate responsibility for the quality of the finished project, they may not have as much control over it as they would like.

When something goes wrong, they may need expert help to regain the trust of their customers. That’s why, when it comes to repairing cracks in a basement wall in new construction, many builders turn to Foundation Repair Services. We’re the Southeast leader in providing wall crack repairs in new construction because no one has as much expertise as we do.

If you’re experiencing trouble with basement walls, get in touch with our experts today. We’ve helped countless builders deal with these issues. Call or contact us online to receive an estimate.

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Charlotte: 704-545-0206 | Asheville: 828-274-2101 | South Carolina: 803-802-2477

When Should You Call for Help?

Any signs of cracking or crumbling in a home’s foundation, especially when it is new, should be viewed with concern. The first indication of trouble typically is the appearance of cracks in the slab wall, block or mortar. Cracks can run vertical, diagonal, horizontal or stair step. Cracks running horizontal along the basement wall at about midheight with bowing indicate the most stress from the earth pushing against it . Cracks such as these are almost never simply a cosmetic issue — they’re usually an indicator that serious problems exist.

What Causes Such Damage?

Even in new construction, foundation cracks can appear. They have almost nothing to do with the age of the concrete and practically everything to do with the conditions surrounding it. For example, some of the most common reasons for basement walls to fail include:

  • Lateral pressure — If there is too much pressure from the soil surrounding the structure, even the strongest concrete may begin to buckle or crumble.
  • Excess water — If there is improper drainage around a basement, the moisture can cause the earth to expand, creating intense force against the walls. Even leaky plumbing can contribute to this if left unfixed for too long.
  • Wall construction — Occasionally, the design of the structure may not withstand the lateral pressure of the outside earth. Having a builder that understands the region’s soil is important.

Options and Solutions for Builders

These types of repairs call for specialized experience and expertise. We have more know-how than most contractors in the area and know exactly what it takes to deliver the best results in many situations. We not only can repair the damage, but also address the conditions that led to the failure in the first place.

Two of the most common solutions are:

  • Carbon fiber reinforcement — This involves attaching carbon fiber straps from top to bottom along the walls, using epoxy to hold them in place. This is a relatively fast, cost-effective method that creates minimal disturbance to the structure.
  • Tiebacks — Typically used for shoring falling walls, these are installed through the walls and into the ground behind them to create a secure anchor. A plate installed on the face of the wall prevents it from buckling any further.

Contact Us for Expert Help

When a home you’ve built or are building, already shows signs of foundation trouble, don’t wait a single moment. Foundation Repair Services can provide complete, expert repair work that will resolve all your problems. To learn more about what we can do for you or to request an appointment, contact us today.

Builders, Let Us Manage Your Basement Wall Repairs

Request an Appointment

Charlotte: 704-545-0206 | Asheville: 828-274-2101 | South Carolina: 803-802-2477