If you're looking for a contractor who can repair your tilting or bowing foundation walls, we at Omni Basement Systems are here to help. Our experts have warrantied solutions for making all kinds of foundation repairs, including straightening foundation walls.
We provide free, no-obligation foundation wall straightening quotes throughout our Ontario service area, including Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton, the surrounding areas of St Catharines, Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph, Niagara Falls, Milton, Brantford, and nearby. Call or e-mail us today to schedule your appointment!
Basement walls that are showing signs of bowing, buckling, and tilting can get worse over time, and they should be addressed before finishing the basement.
However, most homeowners will want to finish their basement and enjoy the space right away, and wall anchors may take some time before your wall has returned to its original position.
Your foundation repair expert can talk with you about options to quickly and effectively restore your foundation wall to its original, straight alignment.
The soil around your foundation house can place a great deal of pressure on your basement walls.
This pressure varies based on the types of soil that are present, how much moisture is in the soil, and how far underground your foundation extends.
Other factors, such as hydrostatic pressure, expansive clay soils, frost, improper gutter systems, and poorly graded soils can also contribute to foundation issues.
While there's constant pressure pushing in on the foundation, there's no equalizing pressure pushing out! If the outside pressure is greater than the strength of your walls, they will begin to fail.
Cracks in the masonry are usually the first sign of wall failure. Then sections of the wall can actually start to buckle, bow, and tilt inwards. Left unchecked, this damage will worsen and can even result in walls that totally collapse.
The good news is that the foundation damage mentioned above can be repaired using proven, long-lasting techniques that are much more affordable than replacing the foundation.
We often use a wall anchor system to stabilize bowing buckling walls. Once a series of these wall anchors has been installed, the system can be gradually tightened to return damaged walls to their original straight, plumb orientation a little bit at a time.
In some cases, homeowners may want bowing and/or tilting walls to be straightened right away as opposed to gradually, so that all or part of the basement can be finished -- or perhaps they may want to completely correct foundation wall problems so that the house can be put on the market.
Regardless of the reason, basement walls can be excavated and straightened immediately rather than waiting to tighten the walls periodically.
At Omni Basement Systems, we take pride in providing a clean, warrantied solution for homeowners in need of foundation wall repair. To help you decide if we're the contractors for you, we offer free written basement wall repair quotes for property owners throughout our ON service area.
We serve the Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, area, as well as Guelph, St Catharines, Kitchener, Brantford, Niagara Falls, Milton, Cambridge, and many outlying areas. To schedule an appointment, call or e-mail us today!
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