Bowed Wall Repair
PEP Waterproofing offers several proven methods to repair bowed and leaning basement walls, including:
- Helical wall anchors
- Power Brace
- Fiberwall Carbon Fiber
Concrete walls become stressed when soil expansion (hydrostatic pressure) places tremendous force against basement or crawl space walls. Bowed walls should be fixed as soon as possible - when cracks appear, structural integrity is compromised. This problem must be addressed quickly to avoid the expense of wall replacement or the possibility of total structural failure. Correcting bowed walls is one essential part of foundation repair.
Our proven solution for your bowed, bulging or leaning basement wall is the Drive Rite TM Helical Tieback system. This widely used system will stabilize walls in both residential and civil construction projects. The anchor goes deep into the earth and attaches to a plate on your basement wall. Tightened a little at a time, it will stabilize your wall and return it to it's original position.
PowerBrace is a permanent solution to cracked or bowed walls from soil movement. The PowerBrace Brackets reverses the forces of nature by reinforcing the wall and over time can move the wall back to its original position without outside excavation or removing concrete from the basement floor. Whether the foundation wall is built with block, tile, wood, or poured concrete, Power Brace offers a permanent solution.
The PowerBrace Advantage
The Patented PowerBrace Brackets have revolutionized the use of steel I-beams to reinforce a bowing basement wall. I-beams have been used to reinforce bowing walls for decades but the with the help of the PowerBrace Brackets steel I-beams are the most reliable wall bracing system available. Unlike wall anchor systems that rely on the moving soil to stabilize a foundation wall, the PowerBrace utilizes the strength of the concrete floor and the floor joist to stabilize the wall.
The bottom bracket of the PowerBrace simply uses two concrete anchors to hold the I-beam in place against the bottom of the foundation wall. The PowerBrace top bracket fastens in the floor joist and when a constant pressure is kept on the bracket the beam will slowly move the wall back to its original position with out any exterior excavation, except in extreme situations. Since the PowerBrace has contact with the wall from the basement floor up to the floor joist, the PowerBrace will eliminate the possibility of wall shear. PowerBrace is the most Reliable and most Cost Effective product to use on a cracked or bowed foundation wall.
Fiberwall Carbon Fiber
Another wall repair method used by PEP is the carbon fiber wall repair system. This system is designed to strengthen and stabilize concrete and masonry structures. Applying carbon fiber strips to foundation walls will counteract outside wall pressure and absorb the tensile load that a weakened wall can not handle. This system helps to eliminate shifting, bowed and leaning walls.
Whether the problem is with a basement wall, an embankment wall or a buttress wing wall PEP can find a permanent solution. Contact us to to schedule a Free consultation with our professional staff.