BOWED WALL REPAIR
SIGNS OF A COMPROMISED FOUNDATION
It’s more than a little scary when you walk down to your basement and see that the earth is trying to make its way into your home. Bowed walls and a compromised foundation are not things you want to deal with at any time, but when cracks start to form and the walls begin to curve inward, you have no choice. The longer you let it go, the more costly, extensive, and intrusive the repairs will be down the road.
The bowed wall repair experts in Knoxville at American Foundation & Waterproofing know all about foundation repair and concrete. It’s what we do, and we do it well. We’ve been a premier foundation contractor throughout Tennessee, northern Georgia, and western North Carolina since 2007. With all that experience under our belts, we’ve learned a thing or two about restoring the structural stability of your home or business.
WHY FOUNDATIONS AND BASEMENT WALLS BOW
To make room for all the concrete that supports your home, the contractors excavated a lot of dirt to make a big hole. Once the concrete of the foundation was poured and cured, some of the soil was put back to surround your foundation, but this replaced soil is loosely packed with lots of air pockets.
Through the changing of the seasons, the soil undergoes changes; during wet months it soaks up water and expands, and during drier months the water either evaporates or percolates somewhere else, and the soil around your foundation shrinks. That natural cycle of shrinking and expansion creates movement in the soil, and your home begins to settle. Over time, as the soil expands with water, the hydrostatic pressure exerted against your foundation will compromise the concrete, and the walls will begin to bow or crack from that external force, meaning it’s time to call a bowed wall repair team to fix your Knoxville home.
STABILIZE YOUR KNOXVILLE HOME WITH A GEOLOCK™ WALL ANCHOR SYSTEM
The experts at American Foundation have a sure-fire cure to permanently restore the structural integrity of your concrete and basement walls. We stake our reputation on the proven effectiveness of GeoLock™ Anchors, an innovative and heavy-duty system of wall plates that are connected by long, galvanized rods to earth anchors embedded deep in the stable soil, away from the foundation wall. The tension of the rods can be adjusted to accommodate the changes in soil conditions from one season to the next. Eventually, those adjustments restore the foundation to its original position.
Benefits of a GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System in Knoxville:
- Resist corrosion
- Can be adjusted or tightened as needed
- Non-invasive installation process
- Effective on poured concrete and block walls
Our team in Knoxville trusts the GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System to provide a permanent solution for bowed walls and compromised concrete foundations. We rely on products that are proven to be consistently durable and strong. Give us a call when you see the symptoms of foundation problems like bowed walls in your Knoxville home and schedule your free estimate to learn more about the permanent GeoLock™ Wall Anchor solution.