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When a home’s basement wall begins to fail, the first signs are typically the appearance of cracks in the block or cracks in the mortar. Basement wall cracks usually run horizontally along the wall near its mid-height. A crack in your basement wall is rarely cosmetic but may instead indicate serious foundation problems. Foundation Repair Services is your go-to source for residential repair work throughout Charlotte and the rest of North Carolina. Take a look at examples of our past work and give us a call today.
What Causes Basement Wall Damage?
Basement walls fail for a variety of reasons:
- Lateral Pressure — The most common reason for failure is too much lateral pressure on the wall from the earth outside.
- Excess Water — Wall damage can be accelerated by poor drainage or plumbing leaks.
- Wall Construction — The basement wall construction may be inadequate to withstand normal lateral pressure pushing against the wall.
A professional foundation inspection can identify the source of basement cracks in your Charlotte, NC home and provide a solution.
Residential & Builder Basement Wall Repair Options and Solutions
Basement wall repair is very rarely a DIY project. It’s best to contact a foundation contractor to solve the problem. This can include not just repairing the wall, but also fixing the underlying foundation problem that caused the failure in the first place.
Foundation Repair Services offers a wide selection of wall crack repair options to put a halt to problems before they become worse. Our expertise and experience make us the best place to turn for foundation crack repair. That’s because we understand the unique regional conditions that cause many common issues and what it takes to fix them.
The two most common repairs for bowing basement walls are:
- Carbon Fiber Reinforcing — To restrain a basement wall from bowing, carbon fiber straps are attached to the wall with epoxy from top to bottom. Carbon fiber reinforcing is a very cost-effective basement crack repair method, one that can be applied quickly and with little disturbance.
- Tiebacks — Tieback systems are commonly used for basement wall reinforcement. If a basement wall is leaning significantly, a tieback system may be used. Common tieback systems include:
- Driven tiebacks
Tiebacks are installed through the wall and into the soil strata behind the wall to create a secure anchor. The tiebacks are then attached to a plate or whaler system installed on the face of the wall to prevent further bowing or leaning.
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