Foundation problems can show up in a variety of ways.

They can appear as a cracked block basement wall, or maybe a poured concrete wall that’s tipping in from the top. They can also appear as sagging or bouncy floors as a crawl space settles beneath them.

Bowing block basement wallEven seemingly unrelated issues like a gapping ceiling or sticking windows or doors can be evidence of a settling foundation. And even if they haven’t begun to fail, your foundation walls could be in need of stabilization to prevent them from cracking and bowing in the future. In fact, if a neighbor has had a foundation repaired, it’s a good bet the same soil that caused that issue could cause problems for you. The point is, you’ll never know until you have an expert inspect your home and find out.

Fortunately, Thrasher offers a number of proven systems using our own patented technologies and trained experts to repair basement walls.

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Cracked foundations, leaky basements and mildewy crawlspaces are often serious problems that shouldn't be ignored. If you feel you've put your repair project off long enough, financing can help you get it done now instead of later. It's not worth gambling with the investment you've made in your home!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • It’s hard to say if cracks in your foundation and basement are serious without a thorough inspection, but there are some tell-tale signs that a crack is reaching the serious stage. First, if there is any moisture or water leakage coming through, that is serious. If the cracks are larger than surface hairline cracks, often seen on poured-in-place concrete walls as they cure, there’s likely a problem developing that will become serious, if it isn’t already. If the cracks continue to grow over time, that’s a sign the issue is becoming more serious.

  • Drywall cracks on interior walls are not uncommon as your house settles in its foundation. Cracks that are thin and straight, especially on a seam, could be the result of a lack of drywall mud underneath, allowing the tape to lift. Cracks that have discoloration are likely due to a water leak. Diagonal, large or jagged cracks likely indicate a foundation problem or other structural issues.

  • Wall anchors are one of the most proven and widely used methods of repairing basement walls damaged due to foundation issues. Not to be confused with drywall anchors, wall anchors are two metal plates, one placed in packed soil in your yard, the other placed against your basement wall, joined by a steel rod that can be rotated to bring the anchors together, restoring bowing, leaning and cracked basement walls to a straight vertical position.

  • A push pier is a foundation bracket placed along the footing of a building foundation to prevent sinking. Push piers are installed after the ground around the building foundation has been excavated and are anchored deep into stable soil to better support the building. A series of push piers are often used to help distribute the weight of a building onto the stable soil that anchors them.

  • Thrasher offers industry-leading, fully transferable warranties and guarantees. Almost all of our foundation repair, basement waterproofing and crawl space work is covered by a 25-year warranty. The warranty is attached to the property, so not only does the warranty transfer to the new owner if you sell your home, it will also transfer to any future owners that buy your home!

  • Before making an investment in finishing your basement, there are a number of steps you should take. First, make sure there are no moisture issues, including leaks, pooling water or condensation or dampness gathering on walls or other surfaces. Second, make sure all of the basement walls are plumb (straight vertical) and the floor is perfectly flat. If either of these things are off, that could indicate deeper structural issues that need to be remedied.

  • Although the cost for basement wall repair will vary, you can rest assured that you will get the best value for your investment.  Our representatives are trained on how to design a basement wall repair that will give you successful results that is custom tailored and cost effective for your exact needs. 

  • Repairing basement walls that are crumbling requires a thorough inspection into the causes of the crumbling before the wall can be repaired, starting with an assessment of moisture and its impact on the soil surrounding the area of the basement wall that is crumbling. After a thorough inspection, there are a number of methods to repair a basement wall, including wall anchors, braces, or carbon straps, to name the most common repairs.

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