Bowing walls put the structural integrity and safety of this home’s foundation at risk.

Thrasher installed a waterproofing system and helical tiebacks.

The owners of this Prairie Village home were experiencing significant problems with water in their basement. Even though 3 sump pumps were installed in their basement and crawl space, substantial amounts of water collected in those areas every time it rained. When our field consultant visited the home to assess this problem, he discovered another, larger issue – one of the basement walls had bowed inwards nearly 5”. Both foundation problems were caused by improper drainage due mainly to the topography of the property.

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for one known problem to create multiple unknown foundation issues. A combination of foundation repair methods might be required to ensure that the structural integrity of your foundation is restored.

In addition to installing a waterproofing and a drainage system, Thrasher recommended that 7 helical tiebacks be installed to straighten the severely bowed foundation wall. The installation process involved excavating along the exterior of the affected wall, coring through the wall from inside the basement so that the anchors could be installed, then installing the anchors into load bearing soil. Waterproofing was then completed prior to putting the soil back along the wall. The wall was then straightened and permanently held in place by the tieback anchors.

Prairie Village bowed walls repair
Bowed wall before repair.
Prairie Village bowed walls repair due to foundation settlement
Straightened wall after helical tiebacks installed.

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