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 Cracks

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.

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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.

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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.

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Causes of Foundation Wall Problems

All foundations settle over time, but weak soil, expansive clay, poor drainage, or poor grading around the foundation can lead to damage, including foundation cracks, leaking, or bowed basement walls.

When foundation walls bow, crack, or leak, it's usually caused by hydrostatic pressure. The soil around the foundation becomes saturated with water during periods of heavy rain. The saturated soil expands and pushes against the outside of the foundation wall. The intense pressure pushes the wall inward. Expansive soils are rich in clay and are prone to hydrostatic pressure. This is a common problem in Nebraska, Western Iowa, Central & Western Kansas and Northwestern Missouri where the soils have a high clay content.

Common causes of foundation wall damage:

Whatever the cause of your foundation wall problems, Thrasher Foundation Repair has permanent solutions to repair, stabilize, and straighten the walls.

Our Foundation Wall Repair Solutions

The cause of your foundation problem and the type of foundation you have will determine your repair options. Fixing and preventing foundation problems requires the knowledge and experience of a professional foundation contractor. Thrasher Foundation Repair offers highly-engineered foundation wall repair solutions to stabilize and straighten leaning or bowing basement walls and repair and protect cracked foundation walls.

Thrasher Foundation Repair offers an extensive line of foundation wall repair products

Installation of PowerBrace wall repair system

Features & benefits of our wall repair solutions:

  • Quick repairs & immediate results
  • Permanent stabilization & straightening - Heavy-duty, adjustable wall anchors & carbon fiber reinforcement systems
  • Effective house leveling - Patented underpinning helical piers & exclusive PolyLevel concrete leveling
  • Exclusive, non-invasive solutions - CarbonArmor for block walls, WallDefense for poured concrete & concrete block walls
  • Proprietary crack repair & concrete sealing solutions
  • Fully transferable 25-year product warranty
  • Maintenance plans available

If you've noticed that your foundation walls are cracking or bowing, don't wait. We can repair and stabilize your foundation walls with our proven, warrantied solutions. We offer free foundation repair estimates in Lincoln, Omaha, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, Norfolk, Fremont, North Platte, and throughout Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. For a cost estimate, schedule an on-site evaluation today!

Get a Free Estimate

Give us a call at 1-844-948-3306 or complete this form and we'll contact you shortly to schedule a Free Inspection, and you'll get a no-obligation written quote during our initial visit.
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Thrasher Foundation Repair office locations

We serve the following areas

Missouri
  • Annapolis
  • Beulah
  • Birch Tree
  • Black
  • Boss
  • Briar
  • Bunker
  • Couch
  • Doniphan
  • Duke
  • Edgar Springs
  • Ellington
  • Ellsinore
  • Eminence
  • Eunice
  • Fairdealing
  • Gatewood
  • Grandin
  • Hartshorn
  • Jadwin
  • Jerome
  • Lake Spring
  • Lesterville
  • Licking
  • Middle Brook
  • Montier
  • Mountain View
  • Myrtle
  • Naylor
  • Newburg
  • Oxly
  • Peace Valley
  • Raymondville
  • Redford
  • Reynolds
  • Rolla
  • Salem
  • Summersville
  • Van Buren
  • Winona
  • Yukon
Iowa
  • Batavia
  • Harper
  • Keota
  • Milton
  • Ollie
  • Pulaski
  • Richland
  • Selma
  • South English
Our Locations:

Thrasher Foundation Repair
11844 Valley Ridge Drive
Papillion, NE 68046
1-402-227-8445


Thrasher Foundation Repair
11844 Valley Ridge Dr
La Vista, NE 68046
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Thrasher Foundation Repair
3721 W Old Potash Hwy
Grand Island, NE 68803
1-308-218-3300


Thrasher Foundation Repair
15601 W 113th St
Lenexa, KS 66219
1-913-349-7373


Thrasher Foundation Repair
1120 S Lewis Blvd
Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054
1-712-377-3888


Thrasher Foundation Repair
1619 N Packer Rd Suite 104
Springfield, MO 65803
1-417-465-3555


Thrasher Foundation Repair
8853 E 37th St N
Wichita, KS 67226
1-316-395-9944


Thrasher Foundation Repair
9652 Hanover Ct W
Henderson, CO 80640
1-303-586-5570

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