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If you have a cinder block wall that is bowing, leaning or cracked we have multiple solutions.
Bowing basement walls are a common problem in residential foundation repair. In many areas (Atlanta, North Georgia and Chattanooga), basements were generally built from hollow 8″ or 12″ CMU block. While these walls are fine for compression (the weight of the house sitting on them) – they often fail under lateral pressure (forces the push the wall).
In the case of a block wall, the first signs will often be a horizontal crack that shows up in to top 1/2 to top 1/3 of the wall and may stair step as you get close to either end of the wall. This horizontal crack is most often due to hydrostatic water pressure building up on the exterior and “pushing” this wall in. Typically block walls are a primary candidate to bow and have a horizontal crack like the one seen in the picture at the top of the page.
At Foundation Worx one of our best repairs is a block wall the is failing with water issues. Since we solve both foundation issues and waterproof we can offer a full solution to not only save your wall but can prevent the water from coming in or reduce the pressure on the wall. We call this Full Service Foundation Repair because each house acts as a system – and each approach must look at all the factors – not just the water, and not just the foundation crack/failure.
If you feel like you have a bowing wall problem, leaning wall or stair step cracks in your basement wall call our office at 404.662.2454 and we will come out to evaluate your options.
Some common options for basement wall repair are:
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