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Why Are My Basement Walls Bowing? Southwest Marietta, GA
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Have you noticed that your basement walls are bowing or leaning inward? This can signify a severe structural issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs reviews some of the most common causes of bowing basement walls and what we can do to fix them.

Common Issues Causing Bowing Basement Walls

Here are the most common issues our foundation and masonry repair experts see throughout Atlanta that cause basement walls to bow inward or outward.

  1. Hydrostatic Pressure: One of the most common reasons for bowing basement walls is hydrostatic pressure. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated with water, it puts pressure on your basement walls, causing them to bow inward. This is especially common in areas with heavy rainfall or poor drainage.
  2. Poor Soil Quality: Another common cause of bowing basement walls is poor soil quality. If your home is built on soil that is too soft or unstable, it can cause your foundation to shift and your basement walls to bow. This is why it’s so important to have a soil analysis done before building a new home or adding an addition to an existing one.
  3. Improper Construction: If your home is not constructed correctly, it can lead to various structural issues, including bowing basement walls. This can be caused by everything from using the wrong materials to improper installation techniques. If you suspect that your home was not built to code, it’s essential to have it inspected by a professional.
  4. Age: Over time, all homes will experience some degree of settling and shifting. This can cause your basement walls to bow or lean inward. If your home is older, it’s important to have it inspected regularly to catch any potential issues before they become major problems.

Atlanta Basement Wall Inspections & Repairs

What can you do if you notice that your basement walls are bowing? The first step is to have a professional inspection. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs can perform this inspection to determine the root cause of the problem and develop a plan for fixing it. Depending on the severity of the issue, we may need to reinforce your basement walls with steel beams or perform other foundation repairs. In some cases, it may be as simple as re-grading to improve the drainage around your home to alleviate hydrostatic pressure.

Bowing basement walls can lead to serious structural damage, as well as water leaks and mold growth. By addressing the problem early on, you can save yourself a lot of time, money and headaches down the road.

For a foundation repair company that will fix your foundation right, for life, contact the Atlanta Basement Wall Repair Contractors at Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repairs today at (770) 422-2924. We offer free inspections and will happy to provide you with a free quote.

Posted on behalf of John Anglin, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs

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Anglin's Foundation & Masonry Repairs

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Tammy S.

From start to finish, everyone at Anglin's was amazing! Gus was responsive, always answered his phone, knowledgeable, professional, honest and fair. He went above and beyond to make a stressful situation less stressful. Scheduling was a breeze and the crew that arrived on the job (on time, I might add) were courteous, respectful and efficient. They allowed me to watch and take pictures, and explained the process step-by-step, as well as what results were to be expected. Iggy was so knowledgeable, professional and amazing. He was able to pin point a problem that 2 other competing companies couldn't explain or relay in layman's terms what needed to be done and why. He was an absolute superstar in easing the mind of the buyers purchasing the house. His 27 years experience was so valuable. Shelly was quick to send paid invoices and warranty information. Everyone did an amazing job and I would recommend them highly.

Penelope Greensmith

I cannot say enough good things about GUS at Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry! GUS, was fast and gave a free estimate on raising, reattaching and fixing my brick stairs. I will be sure to post before and after photos! Thank you GUS for your no nonsense, straight forward approach! Thank you for listening to me! The Greensmith’s

Regina Renee Kalasz

Today was a install of a 2nd beam for our house... first one was easy, 2nd one gave them a run for their money. But they stuck it out and got it done! Awesome work! I'd throw a + behind my 5 stars if I could. Sorry I held your crew up, but they were determined to get it done with no issues. So shout out to your team Chris, Leo and Dan!

Scott Lapin

The team that lifted our chimney was prompt, courteous and efficient. Other then the repair, you simply could not tell they were even there despite the fact they had to remove part of our deck to do the work. I would HIGHLY recommend them.

Melissa Reed

Diagnosis and estimate from a picture, arrived as scheduled, done in just a couple hours and results were absolutely amazing. Price, workmanship, clean up - everything was absolutely 5 star!! Highly recommend these folks!!! I must add, 2 other well known and much advertised companies came out and estimated 6x the work and price, claiming we had more issues than what was actually going on. These guys call it like it is - honesty and integrity are hard to find in construction.

Dana Brennan

This crew is top notch. Worked with the office and mainly with Gus on site who was great. Showed up early, super knowledgeable, tons of experience. We really felt served in the way he recommended only what needed to be done and at a great price. Had another company wanting to add in other extras and unnecessary work. HIGHLY recommend Anglin!!

Aaron Gray

Quick to call back and totally honest. I wasn't sure if I had a foundation issue or a flooring issue but after a few questions, Nathan helped to figure out that it thankfully wasn't a foundation issue. Insteand of trying to sell me a job, Nathan helped me to make a good decision. I hope I never have foundation issues but if I do, this is the company I'm hiring.

Jake Herman

Another masonry contractor referred us to Anglin because we had a concern about the structural integrity of our chimneys. We were told that they were the best people to talk to. I called them and they actually came by to assess my house within two hours. Although I was fully prepared to spend a lot of money to stabilize my chimneys, he did a full assessment and very honestly told me that my chimneys were fine and just needed some caulking where the mortar met the brick. I greatly respect his expertise and honesty and would recommend him without reservation.

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