Bowing Walls Iowa
Bowing Wall Repair Iowa
What causes your bowing foundation walls? It’s common for your basement walls, concrete or masonry, to fail over a period of time or begin to bow. The bowing is usually caused by too much lateral pressure from the outside soil. Another cause could be an insufficient original design of the house. You may also have bad drainage or unrestrained water, especially with Iowa’s rain, inadequate waterproofing, and over-compaction of the soil.
Walls are at their strongest with compression. Overly bowed walls should be seen right away by a professional whether it is concrete or block. Monitor your cracks for change. If the wall does seem to move and is unstable it needs to be corrected immediately. You can get devices to monitor movement on your basement walls. You can ask WCI about these.
For bowing and leaning walls, foundation wall anchors can be installed in your Iowa home or business. These anchors will support and pull the wall back into its original position. They are easy to install. The installation is also minimally evasive. This setup and design, though it is simple, is critical due to original wall excavations so should be done by a professional. WCI Basement Repair has the experts that are experienced in installing these wall anchors. We use only the best products for bowing walls made by Earth Contact Products. We can observe your bowing and leaning walls and then see if wall anchors are the right solution for you.
Helical tieback anchors are used to stabilize and strengthen bowing walls in your Iowa home. These tieback anchors are installed from the inside the basement wall through a small hole that is sealed after installation. With exterior excavation, the basement wall can be immediately pulled back to its original level. These helical tieback anchors are installed with portable equipment and are not affected by weather and are load-tested immediately upon installation.
We use products from Earth Contact Products. These products are the best foundation repair products in the industry. With the trusted team from WCI Basement Repair and quality products from ECP, you can be sure that your foundation repair for your bowing or leaning Iowa walls will be done right the first time!
WCI is located in Iowa and we fix bowing wall on a regular basis. Trust someone who knows what they are doing. Your home is your investment and we’d like to keep it that way. Contact us now at WCI Basement Repair in Iowa. We can handle all your bowing wall repair needs.