Bowing Wall Repair in Southern NH and Eastern MA
Few things are as unsettling as noticing that your basement walls are bowing. When your basement walls bow, it’s almost certain there is some level of damage to the foundation, which you never want in your home.
At Rescon Basement Solutions, we have a solution for when you’re facing this unfortunate situation. There are many things homeowners can take care of themselves. Foundation repair, however, requires the services of a professional that you can trust.
Causes Of Bowing Walls
The cause of a bowed wall isn’t limited to one thing. There could be an instability with your foundation or a water system problem. In many situations, the cause of a bowed wall is not evident to the homeowner. All they know is that their basement walls are bowing and causing problems with your doorways.
At first, your walls may only have cracks. However, as time progresses, you may notice that your wall is bowing in and that your doorways are becoming smaller. If you notice this, it is time to start thinking about the foundation repair process to ensure that your home stays safe for years to come.
Below are some of the most common reasons for bowing walls.
- Your foundation is damaged or sinking
- Increased hydrostatic pressure
- More pressure in the soil that surrounds your property
Many of these issues are nearly impossible to identify for an untrained homeowner. You will notice effects without intervention, though. These can include flooding, more moisture, or large cracks in the walls.
Bowed Walls Can Damage Your Property
Having bowed walls can create a substantial amount of damage to your home. Unfortunately, the damage has already been done by the time you see the bowed walls. You’ll notice cracks, excess moisture, and many other issues. Your foundation should be able to support your home as intended. If you have bowed walls, your foundation is not supporting your home adequately, causing problems that will continue to grow unless they are fixed immediately.
Water In Basement Coves
When you have bowed walls, it can cause water to build up in the basement. This is called a “cave-in” and is not something you want to deal with. When water begins to collect in your basement cove, it has nowhere else to go. Darker cracks mean more water, and more water means more damage. It’s as simple as that.
Increased Humidity and Mold
There are a lot of things that can go wrong with your bowed walls. When there is water in the basement, it’s rarely a good thing. The moisture will get trapped and begin to grow mold. Mold is one of the most dangerous things you can have in your home because it can cause several health issues.
Mold can also be a breeding ground for pests such as spiders and ants. This is a health risk that no one should have to deal with, especially if you have younger children in the home. To help avoid these issues, you need to fix the bowing in your basement walls as soon as you notice something is wrong.
Signs You Need Our Professionals To Help
One day your basement might look okay, and then suddenly, it will look like a disaster. The first thing you’ll notice is that the walls start to develop cracks and bulges. You might even notice your basement floor starting to crack, or the top of your wall leaning in. When this happens, you need to call us right away. We can help you figure out what’s causing the bowing in your basement walls and solve the problem so that you don’t have to worry about having a disaster on your hands.
Our foundation repair experts are here for you every step of the way. We have years of industry experience and will ensure that you’re taken care of. Our certified technicians will begin by conducting an assessment of your home. We’ll take a look at the condition of your foundation and basement walls, as well as all of the surrounding soil. We’ll also assess how much structural damage there is to your home and foundation.
Call Rescon Basement Solutions For Help With Bowing Walls
Bowing walls in your basement is something you should never take lightly. Should you notice any of the signs of damage explained above, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment request. We’re your preferred choice in the local area for all foundation repair needs.