Bowing, Tilting, & Leaning Wall Repair
Are your basement walls starting to bow or lean? The signs of bowing and leaning walls are actually relatively easy to identify. Bowed walls usually begin with a horizontal crack located in the middle of the wall. This wall crack may get longer or deeper depending on the construction of the wall. Leaning walls usually start to lean at the top of the wall. If you notice these changes occurring in your walls, contact Nichols / Grout Tech immediately. We provide effective methods to repair your bowing and leaning walls, including helical tiebacks from ECP (Earth Contact Products).
What Causes Walls to Bow, Tilt, & Lean
You may be wondering what causes walls to bow or lean. When the moisture level in the soil surrounding your home’s foundation changes, the soil may move and shift, creating voids that can no longer provide support for your foundation. This will cause your foundation to settle or sink, leading to problems such as bowing walls, leaning walls, sinking floors, and leaning chimneys. Unfortunately, a settling foundation is a common problem for many homeowners. It is not, however, something to ignore; a settling foundations can be a danger to you, your family, and your home. Not only will it be a danger to you and your family, but it will also decrease the value of your home significantly.
Fixing Bowing, Tilting, and Leaning Walls With Helical Tieback Anchors
Helical tiebacks are the most effective solution for a bowing or leaning wall and for wall crack repair in Alabama. Helical tiebacks are tools that are used to straighten or strengthen the walls of a home’s foundation. They are often used because of their great strength. These anchor-like devices are inserted into the weakened wall and then driven or screwed into the weight-bearing soil outside. The tiebacks are designed to straighten out the wall, while also replacing some of the structural integrity.
Helical tiebacks, much like other helical products, have many substantial advantages. For example; helical tiebacks require very little equipment, are easily installed, and can be installed in almost any weather. Helical tiebacks are also very versatile. They can also be applied to sea walls, retaining walls, shoring, temporary wall support, and tilt up construction.
Helical tiebacks from Nichols / Grout Tech are a great solution for your bowing or leaning walls. We can assure you that you will receive both great services and quality products. Call us today, and we’ll help you repair your leaning or bowing walls to prevent future foundation failure. You can rest easy knowing you and your family can live in a home that is safe and sound. Let Nichols / Grout Tech be your helical tiebacks service provider in Alabama.