If you have bowed or leaning foundation walls around St. Louis, these can cause serious structural damage if not corrected. From an engineering explanation, this problem originates when hydrostatic pressure from excessive water becomes too great. This affects the soil surrounding the structure, which swells and exerts pressure. All this pressure forces the foundation wall inward.
Bowing basement walls with a block foundation have symptoms that can include cracks in mortar joints, stair-step cracks at outside corners, horizontal shearing at the bottom of the wall and tipping at the top of the wall. You may observe basement walls that are bulging and have cracks all throughout the wall. If this is the case, the wall may be on the verge of a collapse.
The basement wall cracks you see in your St. Charles, or South County home are evidence that the structure is moving.
Poured foundation walls show symptoms like the tipping of the wall, diagonal cracks at outside corners, and vertical or horizontal cracks in the wall.
The good news is we have experience solving these types of bowed wall problems using proven engineered helical wall anchor systems.
We use these machined anchors, which are machine drilled past the active zone of moving earth at a downward angle, to stabilize the structure or even restore your house back to its original position.