Failing Brick Wall

Failing Brick Wall

Failing Brick Wall / Wall Cracks

 

The Problem:

You’ve noticed cracks on your foundation walls. Also known as failing brick wall.

Telltale Signs:

  • Horizontal Or Vertical Wall Cracks
  • “Stair-Step” Or Diagonal Cracking
  • Bulging, Buckling Foundation Walls
  • Pushing In At The Bottom Of The Wall
  • Sliding In At The Top Of The Wall

How to Fix It:

Foundation wall cracks have several different causes, and each has its own unique solution. Concrete walls may experience small cracks as they cure. These are normal and may be no cause for alarm. If your walls are cracking due to foundation settlement issues, foundation piers may be your solution. If your foundation walls are failing due to expansive soils, a wall anchor system may solve your problem.

 

Foundation Wall Cracks

 

There are many types of foundation wall cracks. Some are cosmetic and others are serious issues that need to be addressed sooner than later.

 

Repairing Foundation Wall Cracks

Whether the problem is expansive soils or unstable soils underneath your foundation, there are effective solutions that can permanently repair your structure.
Foundation Pier Systems are an excellent way to stabilize and potentially lift a foundation that is resting on soils that cannot support the weight of the home. Foundation piers are a permanent solution for homes that are settling, and they can be installed year-round.
Push Piers stabilize foundations by transferring the weight of the home deep below the foundation, reaching to bedrock or competent strata.
Helical Piers are an excellent way to stabilize foundations when there is sufficient knowledge of local soil conditions. They are advanced into the soils underneath the foundation via a helical blade.

Wall Anchor Systems are ideal for stabilizing and potentially straightening foundation walls that are buckling due to pressure from expansive soils.
Wall Anchors use the soils beyond the foundation walls to exert counter-pressure on failing foundation walls. This holds the walls in place on the short term, and it allows your contractor to attempt to straighten the walls back to their original position over time.