When an exterior basement wall fails, it can feel as if the whole world is collapsing around you. After all, your basement walls are an integral part of your home’s foundation — the thing your entire home and its contents rest upon. But even the most catastrophic-seeming basement wall failures can be repaired — if you have the right equipment and the right experience.
At Dritek Foundation Solutions, we recommend two approaches to wall straightening, depending on the type of wall you have and what the problem is. Concrete block walls typically fail differently than poured concrete walls. Block walls most often fail below the top, bowing in as expansive soils or hydrostatic pressure exert pressure on the wall, causing the joints between the blocks to fail. Steel reinforced poured walls, on the other hand, typically fail at the top, leaning in because the connection between the wall and the structure’s wood framing has failed. Depending on your home’s situation, we recommend one of the following solutions:
Sometimes a bowing wall can’t be straightened, so stabilizing it to prevent further bowing is the next best option. In those situations, the CarbonArmor® fiber strap system offers a permanent solution to bowing walls.
Regardless of the type of wall-straightening or stabilization system chosen, a highly trained crew of technicians will install the solution, leaving your home fixed and protected for future generations — restoring its value, improving your family’s quality of life and giving you lasting peace of mind.
Put simply: because we can permanently repair your foundation problems on time and on budget. Don’t Settle!
Dritek Foundation Solutions has been making homes whole and restoring their owners’ peace of mind for more than 30 years. We’re a member of the Supportworks network — a group of more than 130 contractors across the United States and Canada that is committed to redefining the industry by proving that more is possible when it comes to the homeowner-contractor experience.
Honesty. Transparency. Courtesy. Respect. These are the values that drive us, from the person who first takes your call to the person who shakes your hand when the job is completed to your satisfaction. Don’t settle – call us today – you’ll be glad you did!
We proudly serve the Metro Atlanta and Athens areas, including: