Repairing and Straightening Walls That Tilt

Correcting Tilting Foundation Wall Problems Quickly To Allow For Basement Finishing

If you're looking for a contractor who can repair your tilting or bowing foundation walls, we at MidAmerica Basement Systems are here to help. We offer warrantied solutions for making all kinds of foundation repairs, including straightening foundation walls.

We provide free, no-obligation foundation wall straightening quotes throughout our Illinois and Iowa service area, including Davenport, Peoria, Waterloo, Iowa City, the surrounding areas of Iowa City, Normal, Rock Island, Dubuque, Moline, East Peoria, Clinton, and nearby. Call or e-mail us today to schedule your appointment!

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What Causes Tilting Basement Or Foundation Walls?

The soil around your foundation can place a great deal of pressure on your basement walls.

This pressure varies based on the types of soil that are present, how much moisture is in the soil, and how far underground your foundation extends.

Other factors, such as hydrostatic pressure, expansive clay soils, frost, improper gutter systems, and poorly graded soils can also contribute to foundation issues.

While there's constant pressure pushing in on the foundation, there's no equalizing pressure pushing out! If the outside pressure is greater than the strength of your walls, they will begin to fail.

Cracks in the masonry are usually the first sign of wall failure. Then sections of the wall can actually start to buckle, bow, and tilt inwards. Left unchecked, this damage will worsen and can even result in walls that totally collapse.

The good news is that the foundation damage mentioned above can be repaired using proven, long-lasting techniques that are much more affordable than replacing the foundation.

We often use a wall anchor system to stabilize bowing buckling walls. Once a series of these wall anchors has been installed, the system can be gradually tightened to return damaged walls to their original straight, plumb orientation a little bit at a time.

In some cases, homeowners may want bowing and/or tilting walls to be straightened right away as opposed to gradually, so that all or part of the basement can be finished -- or perhaps they may want to completely correct foundation wall problems so that the house can be put on the market.

Regardless of the reason, basement walls can be excavated and straightened immediately rather than waiting to tighten the walls periodically.


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 recommend correcting damage done to failing foundation walls with the GeoLock® Wall Anchor System.

Designed by Supportworks, Inc., this foundation wall system is currently being used by foundation contractors throughout the United States and Canada as a warrantied solution that permanently repairs failing foundation walls.


Contact Us For Foundation Wall Repair In Illinois and Iowa!

At MidAmerica Basement Systems, we take pride in providing a clean, warrantied solution for homeowners in need of foundation wall repair. To help you decide if we're the contractors for you, we offer free written basement wall repair quotes for property owners throughout our IL and IA service area.

We serve the Cedar Rapids, Peoria, Waterloo, Davenport, area, as well as Dubuque, Iowa City, Normal, Clinton, Moline, East Peoria, Rock Island, and many outlying areas. To schedule an appointment, call or e-mail us today!