What Causes Basement Walls to Bow in
St. Louis, Western KY, Lake of the Ozarks, Central & Southern IL & MO?
The most common causes of bowing and cracked foundations are expansive soils and hydrostatic pressure. This occurs when the soil surrounding your foundation takes in water and expands. This pushes against your foundation, and when the force exceeds the wall’s strength, it starts to crack and break. Once the soil dries, it pulls away from your foundation – creating weak areas.
Heavy rain, storms, and floods, are capable of repeating this process and eventually destroying the wall. Repairing this kind of disaster should only be left to the professionals, which we, at Midwest Basement Tech, are prepared to do.
How to Repair Bowed Basement Walls
Midwest Basement Tech offers two options to stabilize bowing foundation walls and in some cases, return the to the original position.
FIBERLOCK™ by Gateway Composites
Carbon fiber strapping repair is the latest in bowing foundation wall repair technology. Through this repair process, we use strong carbon fibers with low stretch properties that hold cracks together tightly.
- Affordable & Cost effective
- Stronger than steel beams
- Lays flat on the walls,
- Water tight barrier to stop leaks
- Seals, strengthens, and stabilizes bowing walls
- Limited Transferrable Lifetime Warranty
- Can be painted for a clean & finished look.
Steel I-beam Repair
We help preserve your home and stabilize your basement walls with custom-fit, zinc-plated steel beams. The steel beams are installed against your basement wall with powerful steel brackets anchored to floor joists and the basement floor. This method will secure your wall in its current state, without having to make any adjustments The steel I-beam system can be tightened during certain times, for added protection. Our steel I-beam systems are coated with zinc to avoid corrosion and maintain durability and offer many benefits. Some of the benefits include:
- Fast installation process
- Long lasting and no corrosion
- Doesn’t disturb other areas of your home
- Outside excavation not required
- Walls won’t slant or bow anymore
iBasement Systems Basement & Crawl Space Certificates
iBasement Systems Certificates were created using specific sets of criteria to provide a healthy indoor living environment. Air pollutants and excessive moisture levels in the basement or crawl space can negatively impact the odors in the home as well as cause health problems with those who live there year-round - including yourself!
We offer 6 levels of iBasement Systems Certificate for Basements, and 5 levels if iBasement Systems Certificates for Crawl Spaces, each designed to solve specific problems and protect your home, family, and property value on the long run.
What our customers say about us
Basement Health Association
Better Business Bureau Rating A*
Midwest Basement Tech offers a variety of services from waterproofing to foundation repairs. We offer the following services in your area, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, sump pump installation and service, basement crack repair, vapor barriers and moisture control.