Bowing Walls Can Mean Serious Business

May 29th, 2013

Have the walls of your foundation started to look a little lumpy? Do they look like they are actually starting to bow? Have you noticed cracks in your foundation?  The only way to prevent further damage is to have your foundation inspected by professional who can assess the structural issues and suggest the proper repairs to permanently stabilize your home.

Chances are that by the time you begin to notice the problem, it is something that has been happening for a long time. Bowing walls most often occur with frost heaves which cause the soil to expand, putting pressure against the walls and causing cracking and other damage. Water pressure can also weaken the foundation due to the weight of the water and soil pushing against the walls.

If your home is exposed to either of these situations, or a variety of other problems, such as settling, blasting nearby, shifting, etc., you will begin to notice other changes in your foundation’s appearance. There can be buckling, bowing, cracking and shifting which may be noticeable, however, what about the problems that are not noticeable to the naked eye? These are all indicators that there may be more serious issues underneath the layers that may show as stress cracks or bowing. Foundations with severe damage can compromise the integrity of the entire structure.

In very serious cases, the entire wall will have to be removed, resulting in rebuilding of the compromised foundation wall. A failing foundation is very dangerous if not immediately addressed. If the problem is addressed in a timely manner, a simple repair may be all that is needed to ensure the long-lasting safety of the structure. The most important issue is safety, and the experts at Woodford Bros., Inc. have the training and expertise to make sure your home is safe and sound.

The professional structural repair team at Woodford Bros. offers years of experience in the business and are experts in repairing foundation settlement, bowing walls and sagging floors using wall stabilization and straightening, wall anchors, mud jacking and more. They will inspect your foundation to identify the source of the problem and provide a customized plan to properly repair the compromised foundation, restoring your home’s safety and value.

The professionals at Woodford Bros., Inc. know the importance of getting the job done right the first time. They pride themselves in quality craftsmanship, using only the best products on the market and providing superlative customer service to homeowners in Binghamton, Syracuse, Utica and areas throughout Central New York.

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