Repairing Foundation Cracks and Bowed Basement Walls in the Omaha, Lincoln, Sioux City Areas
Foundation wall problems can be signs of a serious structural problem
Your foundation walls support the weight of your home, so when you notice a problem, it's always worth fixing. When a foundation wall starts to crack, bow, or leak, it can be a sign of foundation settlement or sinking. Foundation wall problems can threaten your home's structural integrity and reduce your home's value.
The best way to ensure that your foundation wall problem doesn't get worse is to have a foundation repair contractor take a look.
Thrasher Foundation Repair offers permanent solutions that fix foundation cracks, bowed basement walls, and leaking basement walls. We also address the underlying factors that caused the problems in the first place. Contact us today to schedule your no-obligation inspection and free foundation wall repair estimate in Lincoln, Omaha, Sioux City, or surrounding areas.
Signs of Foundation Wall Problems
When a foundation begins to settle, sink, or there's excessive pressure against the foundation, you might notice cracks forming, a wall tilting or bowing, or other signs of inward movement.
The extent of the foundation wall problem can be subtle or dramatic. Regardless, the underlying soil expansion and contraction can worsen with changes in temperature and precipitation, worsening the stability of your foundation walls.
Foundation wall cracks allow moisture and water to seep through, which leads to mold and mildew, wood rot, and musty odors. Hairline cracks or narrow cracks are typically due to normal settlement or concrete shrinkage as it cures. Stair-step cracks, horizontal cracks, leaking cracks, or cracks with bowing or bulging are typically signs of a foundation problem that needs attention. If you notice foundation cracks or bowing basement walls, Thrasher can provide a foundation inspection and diagnose underlying issues.Learn about foundation cracks
Bowing Foundation Walls
When a poured concrete wall starts to lean or tilt, you will notice the top of the wall bulging inward. The pressure that causes the wall to bulge can cause diagonal cracks in the corners and a horizontal crack where the wall has started to lean. Stair-step cracks typically appear on masonry walls in the mortar between the blocks or bricks.Learn about bowing basement walls
Leaking Basement Wall
Basements are typically damp because they're below ground level. Small cracks in the wall can let moisture in - that is why sealing the basement will help keep the space dry. If you notice water seeping through basement wall cracks, this poses an increased risk of mold and mildew growth.
Sealing leaky wall cracks and other basement waterproofing solutions will keep water away from the foundation. Depending on the severity of the leak, you might need to install gutters and extended downspouts, fix yard grading, or install a sump pump and drainage system.Learn about leaking basement walls