Bowing Walls

Bowing walls before
Prob­lem
Bowed walls After1
Solu­tion

Bow­ing Walls

Foun­da­tion walls are sub­ject­ed to dif­fer­ent types of lat­er­al pres­sures which can cause cracks or struc­tur­al dam­age. The most com­mon type of pres­sure on a wall is soil pres­sure. Soil pres­sure can affect walls once the exte­ri­or wall has been over­sat­u­rat­ed by some type of water source. Cracks that devel­op from this con­di­tion usu­al­ly cre­ate cer­tain pat­terns. Before a repair can be made on a bow­ing wall, it is impor­tant to iden­ti­fy the source caus­ing the soil pres­sure. If the soil pres­sure is not cor­rect­ly addressed, any repairs made to the wall may fail. It is also impor­tant to cor­rect­ly mea­sure how far the wall has bowed in. Once a cor­rect mea­sure­ment has been tak­en, car­bon fiber or steel can be used to sta­bi­lize the bow­ing wall.


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