Unstable soils can be detrimental to basement walls. Whether the soils outside basement walls are expansive in nature or poorly compacted, these unstable soils can leave your foundation un-supported. An unsupported foundation can lead to it’s settlement and cracking. Soils like this can also attack basement walls with lateral loads, causing walls to bow inward. Results like this can cause a loss in property value and structural support.
Luckily, a sinking foundation can be rescued by installing hydraulic driven foundation piers, or push pier below the structure to stabilize or even lift it back into place. How about bowed and cracked walls though? Can you repair a bowed or cracked basement wall and return its structural integrity? Is your only option to install unsightly steel beams from floor to ceiling to keep walls from caving in on themselves?
There are 3 commonly used methods for repairing basement walls. Just like a snowflake, however, foundation walls are not all the same so depending on the situation, we will recommend a solution accordingly. To learn more about carbon fiber, visit Rhino Carbon Fiber.