Skip to main content
(770) 422-2924 Contact Us
Why Does My Basement Wall Bow Inward? Southwest Marietta, GA
anglin basement wall repair bowing cracks1

Have you noticed that your basement wall is bowing inward? This can be a cause for concern, as it can indicate a serious structural issue with your home. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is your expert team for structural and foundation problems throughout the Atlanta area. Our specialists explore the reasons your basement walls can bow inward and what we can do to fix the problem.

Water Buildup

One of the most common reasons for basement walls to bow inward is hydrostatic pressure. This occurs when water builds up in the soil around your home and creates pressure against the basement walls. Over time, this pressure can cause the walls to bow inward, which can lead to cracks and other structural issues. Drainage, grading or erosion can cause water to run in toward your home and basement walls instead of channeling it away.

Construction Issues

Another reason for basement walls to bow inward is poor construction. If the walls were not built properly or were not reinforced with the right materials, they may not be able to withstand the pressure from the soil and water around your home. This can cause the walls to bow inward and compromise the structural integrity of your home. Failing to create proper drainage slopes away from your home can also be a cause.

Settling and Erosion

In some cases, basement walls may also bow inward due to the natural settling of the soil and erosion around your home. Water runoff can carry soil away and cause excessive settling that puts pressure on your basement walls. This can cause the walls to shift and move, which can lead to bowing and other structural issues.

Atlanta Basement Wall Repair

So, what can you do if you notice that your basement walls are bowing inward? The first step is to contact the professional contractors at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs who specialize in basement repair. We can quickly assess the situation and determine the best course of action.

In some cases, the solution may be as simple as installing a drainage system around your home to redirect water away from the foundation. In other cases, more extensive repairs may be necessary, such as installing steel beams or wall anchors to reinforce the walls and prevent further bowing. It is important to address the issue of bowing basement walls as soon as possible, as it can lead to serious structural issues and even pose a safety risk to you and your family.

Basement walls can bow inward for a variety of reasons, including hydrostatic pressure, poor construction, erosion and natural settling of the soil. If you notice that your basement walls are bowing inward, contact Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs in Atlanta as soon as possible. We will waste no time assessing the situation and recommending the best course of action. By taking the necessary steps to repair the problem, you can ensure that your home remains safe and structurally sound.

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

Call us (770) 422-2924 Contact Us

Our Client Reviews

Anglin's Foundation & Masonry Repairs

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 55 reviews

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.

A Proven Value
Since 1930

John Anglin

John Anglin "I Fix It For Life
the First Time"

Anglin's Foundation & Masonry Repairs 1027 Oregon Trail Southwest Marietta GA, 30008
Mastercard logo Visa logo American Express logo Discover Card logo Regions Bank logo

Financing available through Regions Bank. Must be approved to Qualify. Call Anglin’s for Details: (770) 422-2924