Have you noticed bowing or suspicious cracks in your foundation walls? These signs could indicate serious foundation problems caused by hydrostatic pressure from the soil surrounding your foundation. Contact CNT Foundations in North Charleston if you notice symptoms of foundation failure around your home. Our team of experts is dedicated to protecting your home so that you and your family feel safe and secure. Call 843-405-7022 today for a free estimate!
Let’s explore how wall anchors can help stabilize your foundation:
Why are my foundation walls tilting in?
Cracked walls or bowing foundation walls occur when the hydrostatic pressure outside your foundation is too much for your foundation to bear. Water in the soil around your foundation presses against the walls with so much force that the concrete has no choice but to give way, causing leaning or bowing walls. There is nothing on the inside of your foundation to fight against the outside pressures.
Poor drainage can also lead to hydrostatic pressure, so look for signs that your gutters are not properly directing water away from your foundation. Also keep an eye out for any tree roots that are growing into your foundation walls and destabilizing the structure. How can wall anchors help?
How do wall anchors work?
Wall anchors work best if you have several feet on the perimeter of your home to make room for installation. The wall anchors extend out from your foundation walls into the stable soil beyond your home, bracing the foundation wall from the inside out. These wall anchors provide the necessary resistance against hydrostatic pressure and other outside forces so that your foundation walls remain stable. Over time, these wall anchors can stop inward movement and even be tightened to help your foundation resume its original upright position.
If you fear your foundation walls may be collapsing, call CNT Foundations in North Charleston today. Our wall anchor systems are easy to install and won’t disturb the everyday rhythms of your life. Trust CNT Foundations to provide the best experience in foundation repair. Call 843-405-7022 today to make a free, no-obligation appointment.