BOWING WALLS

The Problem:

Bowing walls are the result of outside pressure on a wall exceeding the wall’s own strength. As the wall starts to fail under the pressure, one of three things happen; cracks will form as walls buckle inward towards the middle, or the wall could tilt inward at the top, or the wall may slide inward near the bottom.

The Solution:

CNT Foundations experience has taught us that fixing bowing walls is all about counterpressure. By adding pressure to the walls by installing anchors inside of the affected walls, inward movement can be stalled and even reversed. In some cases, bowed walls can even be straightened back to their original position.

Symptoms:

  • Pictures not hanging on a wall correctly.
  • Cabinets or furniture not sitting flush with a wall.
  • Door frames that look uneven.