Wall Straightening for Tilting Walls
If you have problems with bowing or tilting walls, your home’s structural stability could be in jeopardy. Our experts at MidAmerica Basement Systems can diagnose the problem and recommend a proper solution to permanently straighten your bowing walls.
We gladly offer free estimates to our customers throughout our Illinois and Iowa service area, including Davenport, Peoria, Waterloo, Iowa City, Iowa City, Rock Island, Dubuque, Moline, East Peoria, Clinton, and nearby. Contact us today to schedule yours!
What Causes Walls to Tilt?
The main culprit for tilting walls is the soil in the ground that surrounds your foundation or basement walls. As the soil shifts, it can put an immense amount of pressure on your walls and cause them to bow or tilt inward. Rainstorms cause the soils to become saturated with water and expand in size and push up against your walls.
As the soils continue to expand and shift, it will cause more problems for your walls and they will continue to become more damaged and eventually fail. In order to completely repair your failing wall, the problem soils must be addressed first. At MidAmerica Basement Systems, we offer permanent solutions to stabilize your walls and potentially straighten them back to their original position.
Basement walls that are showing signs of bowing, buckling, and tilting can get worse over time, and they should be addressed before finishing the basement.
However, most homeowners will want to finish their basement and enjoy the space right away, and wall anchors may take some time before your wall has returned to its original position.
Your foundation repair expert can talk with you about options to quickly and effectively restore your foundation wall to its original, straight alignment.
Repairing & Straightening Tilting Foundation Walls
At MidAmerica Basement Systems, we use the GeoLock® Wall Anchor System to stabilize your walls and prevent them from tilting any further. This wall system is trusted by many different companies and has a proven track record of repairing failing walls.
Installing the GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System:
First, we must excavate the soil around your home’s foundation to prepare it for the wall anchor installation. This step is usually only necessary for emergency wall straightening, which we will determine before we install the system. Once the perimeter is excavated, we are ready for the next step.
Earth anchors must be installed in order to attach the anchor rod that will hold the system in place. Our crew will dig holes where each anchor will be installed in order to prep the placement of the anchor.
Small holes will be drilled into your foundation, which is where the steel rod will be installed that will extend through your foundation and into the soil where the anchors were placed. These holes are very small and do not disrupt your foundation’s structure.
Wall plates will then be installed on the inside of your foundation wall that will attach to the steel rods. Once the rod is secured to the wall plate, your walls will no longer tilt or bow.
Our crew will begin to tighten and adjust the system to try and straighten your walls back to their original position. This may or may not be possible depending on the condition of your walls, but the anchor system will ensure that there won’t be any further movement.
Our crew always makes sure to clean up the mess and leave your home looking just as good as it did when we arrived. We can also install the Hide-A-Way® Wall Anchor Covers to hide the anchors for a clean, finished look.
Choose MidAmerica for Wall Straightening
Our experts at MidAmerica Basement Systems are ready to help you restore your home’s structure and value. We gladly offer free estimates to our customers throughout Cedar Rapids, Peoria, Waterloo, Davenport, Dubuque, Iowa City, Clinton, Moline, East Peoria, Rock Island, and many surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate!