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bowed walls need foundation repair in caHave bowed walls? You've come to the right place. At Bay Area Underpinning, we provide professional bowed wall repair for homes in the Sacramento and San Francisco, CA area. Our team of experts are trained to straighten your walls back to normal. Without necessary repairs, bowed walls can cause serious foundation problems, jeopardizing the structural integrity and resale value of your home. Also, ignoring repairs could result in expensive repairs and more damage. It's only a matter of time until the walls collapse.

What causes bowed walls? The most common causes of bowed walls are due to the following conditions:

  • Hydrostatic pressure: With hydrostatic pressure, water pushes against the foundation walls and causes them to bow inward.
  • Seasonal changes: Hot, dry conditions causes soil shrinkage, and too much water leads to soil expansion. These fluctuating moisture levels result to bowing walls and settlement issues.
  • Tree roots: Maturing tree roots can create massive amounts of stress against basement walls as their roots expand in search of water.
  • Aging homes: As homes age, the footer becomes weak which can no longer support the weight of the home.

Repair Solutions for Bowed Walls in the Bay Area

carbon fiber repairs bowed walls in californiaCertain types of soils are more prone to foundation settlement problems. For example, clay soils tend to absorb moisture and swells up. As the water continues to swell the soil, it creates pressure against the walls. This causes the walls to bow and crack over time. Unfortunately by the time you notice that you have bowed walls, it probably started a long time ago. We can help.

The best repair solution is carbon fiber repair. The installation process is simple, and it can be completed in a day. The process involves the following steps:

  1. The surface is prepped and primed.
  2. A tack coating is applied to the wall and carbon laminate.
  3. The carbon strip is placed on the wall crack.
  4. The carbon strip is painted.

When installing carbon fiber, it needs to be done by a professional for accurate and precise installation. It requires no maintenance from the homeowner and increases the strength of your basements for many years to come.

If you have bowed walls, please ask us for more information about how to solve your settling issues today. We serve residents in the Sacramento and San Francisco, CA area.