Wall Brace & Beam Solutions
Wall brace and beam solutions are used to repair bowing, buckling, or significant cracks in foundation walls. This is most often caused by lateral pressure from expansive “wet clay” soil, hydrostatic pressure from moisture build-up or frost heaving in colder temperatures.
Not only can cracks in basement walls cause leaks, molds and infestation, creating unhealthy conditions, they can lead to serious structural issues threatening your home. Minor symptoms can include gaps in floors or ceilings or stuck doors or windows
While there are a number of solutions for bowing, buckling or significant cracks in walls, wall braces or beams are a common solution when wall anchors won’t work. This is normally due to outside obstructions preventing the yard anchor from being placed, including property lines, sidewalks, outbuildings or tree roots.
Wall braces and beams made of corrosion-resistant, zinc-coated galvanized steel should be attached above the basement wall to the mudsill and firmly anchored in the floor to span the entire height of the wall, fitted precisely. A special bracket at top allows the brace or beam to be tightened, pulling the wall back to its best vertical plumb, restoring the wall’s structural integrity and sealing cracks from bowing and buckling.