SwainCo. Foundation Wall Anchors for bowed foundation walls in Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding areas.

Why Do I Have A Bowing Foundation Wall?

Bowed foundation walls in Indiana are a very common problem for many Indiana basement homeowners who have a block foundation wall. Block foundation walls will bow due to soil pressure on the exterior of the foundation walls. This is because most, if not all, of the soil surrounding your home block foundation wall, is filled with soil. When your home was built a large hole was dug into the ground. Your home's foundation and your home itself were built in this hole in the ground. Once the home was built and the exterior of the foundation walls were tar sealed and/or waterproofed, builders then backfilled the soil back up against the foundation wall and up to the proper grade of the existing soil. Due to Indiana soil being mostly made up of clay, this soil will expand when it gets wet during heavy rains. This back-filled soil expands and by doing so puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the block foundation wall and the undisturbed soil that sits anywhere from 3’-5’ away from your home's foundation. When the pressure from this soil expansion is strong enough, it will literally push on the block foundation wall causing it to bow. The soil then settles and drops during the dry times and repeats the process again during wet periods. If this is allowed to continue, the pressure from the soil can and will eventually cause the entire block foundation wall to come crashing into your basement.

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The Bowed Foundation Wall Solution

One of the most effective solutions to bowed foundation walls in Indiana is the SwainCo. Foundation Wall Anchor System. This system involves anchoring your bowed foundation wall to the undisturbed, stable soil on the outside using galvanized steel plates and galvanized threaded steel rods. SwainCo. Foundation Wall Anchors counter the horizontal pressure being applied to the foundation wall because of the soil. This solution permanently stabilizes the block foundation wall and prevents any more future horizontal movement of the block foundation wall and is backed by our lifetime warranty. In some cases, the SwainCo. Foundation Wall Anchor System can not be installed due to issues such as location, access, or not enough room on the exterior to anchor into stable soil. In these situations we install an interior solution to your Indiana bowed foundation wall by installing SwainCo. Foundation Wall Stabilizers.

If your block foundation wall shows signs of bowing click here, or call SwainCo. Crawl Space and Basement Repair for a free foundation wall consultation at 317-407-1868. We are Indy’s most trusted, real local family-owned crawl space and basement repair contractor with over 35 years of experience.