Basement Wall Repair In Richmond
At Stable Foundations, we know the importance you place on the safety of your family and the structural stability of your home.
If the stability of your basement walls appears to be compromised, trust in our team to provide basement wall repair that will restore your home and keep your family protected. Our Richmond basement wall repair and restoration system not only repairs horizontal foundation cracks and bowing basement walls, but it also permanently straightens your foundation and prevents future damage.
We realize that structural repairs to your home can seem overwhelming and daunting. That’s why our team of Richmond basement wall repair and restoration contractors provides education in every situation we encounter—during our complimentary consultation, we’ll inspect your foundation and give you insight on the cause and severity of the damage. When it comes time to think about your repair options, we value complete honesty and transparency above all else. Call Stable Foundations today to schedule your free consultation!
BASEMENT WALL REPAIR SOLUTIONS FROM STABLE FOUNDATIONS
For basement and concrete wall crack repair, we proudly offer our customers the StrongHold™ Carbon Fiber Repair System. Known for its superior reputation on the market for strength and durability, we have installed many StrongHold™ systems in homes across VA to repair bowing or buckling basement walls.
WHY WE USE THE STRONGHOLD™ CARBON FIBER REPAIR SYSTEM
Carbon fiber—it’s 10 times stronger than steel, yet light (40 times lighter than steel) enough to be discrete. With that amount of strength and versatility, carbon fiber is the perfect option for basement wall repair.
When installed, the StrongHold™ Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP’s) provide the required tensile force—or tension—needed to develop the compressive strength and create a “balanced” situation within the wall. The result is a strengthened foundation wall that won’t give way to bowing and buckling due to soil pressure.
StrongHold™ Carbon Fiber Basement Wall Repair Advantages
- Extremely thin: At only 1/10 an inch thick, the StrongHold™ Carbon Fiber strips lay almost completely flat against your foundation or basement walls. No need for expensive cover-ups or a loss of storage space!
- Maintenance-free: Unlike other basement wall repair systems, the StrongHold™ Carbon Fiber system is maintenance-free and will never corrode.
- Quick installation: No heavy equipment. No excavation. No mess. Because of the simplicity of the StrongHold™ installation process, projects are stress-free and are typically finished within a day.
Have complete peace of mind with the StrongHold™ system as it permanently straightens your walls and restores your home’s structural stability.
BENEFITS OF BASEMENT CRACK REPAIR
Like any structural issue with your home, bowing or buckling walls will only get worse if left untreated. If you start to even subtle signs of bowing walls, it’s best to contact us immediately for your free inspection.
Benefits of basement wall repair include:
- Improve your home’s structural stability
- Avoid more expensive issues in the future
- Increase your home’s value
- Improve the safety of your home
How do I know when I need to call an expert for basement wall repair?
Knowing when to call an expert for foundation or basement wall repair can be difficult, especially if your basement only functions as seldom-used storage space.
Knowing the symptoms and causes of bowing, buckling walls can help you be proactive about wall repair, saving you time and money in the future.
Bowing Basement Walls
Simply stated, bowing walls are basement walls that curve inward. This is an indicator of structural failure, and it can happen to all types of walls, including concrete and stone. A bowing problem can be a result of poor structural design, but more often it occurs from foundation damage. As the ground around your foundation shifts, the pressure on your foundation increases, resulting in bowing basement walls. We are Richmond’s trusted experts when it comes to bowing basement wall repairs. In addition to walls curving or tilting inward, there are several other indicators you might have bowing walls in your home including cracks, crumbling along mortar joints, and evidence of hydrostatic pressure.
Bowing walls can cause an immense amount of damage to your Richmond home, and repairs can be costly if left untreated. Some common causes include expansive soil, hydrostatic pressure, contracting soils, and frozen soils.
Expansive Soils: Soils vary from region to region. Expansive soils expand and contract based on water volume. These types of soils expand during rainy seasons, putting pressure on a structure’s foundation, which can lead to bowing.
Hydrostatic Pressure: One of the most common sources causing bowing or buckling basement walls for Richmond area homes. When water inundates the ground around a foundation, the pressure against basement walls increases. This causes them to bow and can also lead to water leaks.
Contracting Soils: Excessively dry soil can lead to deep cracks underground, and this shift in the soil weakens the support of the ground around the foundation. Further damage is compounded when there is excessive rain after long periods of drought.
Frozen Soils: Water-saturated soil expands when it freezes, and this can add pressure against the foundation.
Bowing or buckling basement walls compromise the structural integrity of a home and can be a safety hazard. A job of this magnitude should only be done by trusted professionals—such as our experts at Stable Foundations. Contact our Richmond team today to determine the best solution to repair your bowing basement walls and to schedule your free inspection!
Why Choose Stable Foundations for Basement Wall Repair
We have proudly provided Virginia residents with basement wall repair solutions for over 25 years.
As a family-owned company, we have provided every customer with complete honesty and integrity for three generations. Our Richmond basement wall repair and restoration contractor services also come with a transferable Limited Lifetime Warranty, so you’ll always be protected.
Rely on Stable Foundations for all your basement wall repair needs. Contact us today to schedule your free inspection!