Piering pipe Bacement and Foundation Repair

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COMMON PROBLEMS

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BRACING
INDICATIONS YOU MAY NEED BRACING
  • Wall bowing
  • Lots of cracks on one wall
  • Street creeping

REASONS FOR WALLS BOWING
Below grade walls begin to bow inward when the soil against the wall expands and pushes the walls inward, a bowing movement from corner to corner. This type of movement is ongoing with the seasons. In the wet season the soil expands and the wall pushes in. In the dry season the soil shrinks and the wall moves back out but some infill will remain and the wall will not be able to move all the way back out. As this cycle continues the wall(s) slowly move inward a little more each cycle.

SOLUTIONS
The wall(s) where the bowing is occurring will need to be braced (full height steel beam grid) or fortified from the inside (Kevlar carbon fiber strips) to prevent further inward movement; excavated and pushed back in place in some sever cases, or replaced if the movement has been allowed to continue for a long enough period of time that the wall(s) have become unstable. Click here to review the repair method.

INDICATIONS ADDITIONAL WORK MAY BE NEEDED
  • Water is leaking through cracks
MEDIA