Bowing Walls Are A Sign Of A Serious Problem
Have you started to notice that your foundation walls look a little lumpy? Does it look like they are beginning to bow? Are there any cracks appearing in your foundation? If you have said yes to any of the following, it may be time to call AAAction Waterproofing for some foundation repair.
While the signs may be new, it is likely that there has been a problem going on for a while now. Usually, bowing walls occur when frost heaves cause the soil around your foundation to expand. This ends up putting a lot of pressure against the walls and can result in foundation cracks and other damage. The water pressure may also be weakening the foundation due to the weight of the water combined with the pressure of the soil pushing against the walls.
If your house has been exposed to either of these situations or other foundation issues such as settling or shifting, you should begin to notice a difference in the appearance of your foundation. While any buckling, cowing, cracking or shifting can be noticeable, it is likely that there is a lot happening beneath the surface that you are not seeing.
When it comes to your foundation, severe damage can completely compromise the integrity of the entire structure and cause your house to be too dangerous to live in.
A heavily damaged foundation may require the removal of any entire wall and a need to rebuild any of the compromised pieces of foundation. A foundation that is damaged can become very dangerous if not addressed immediately and the longer you wait to get it fixed, the worse the damage will become and the more it will end up costing you in the end.
Whether you are worried about a few harmless cracks in the wall or you are spotting the signs of bowing walls, AAAction Waterproofing is dedicated to helping you will all of your foundation repair needs.