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Why Should I Repair My Foundation?

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Why Are My Foundation Walls Cracking?

Foundations are prone to settling over time. Shifting the soil around your home can cause a strong force that pushes against your foundation walls. Over time, walls begin to bow, and cracks start to form. As the soil continues to expand during wet and cold seasons, those cracks only become more significant over time.

 

What Are the Signs of Foundation Wall Failure?

  • Bowing/leaning walls - This can occur near the top, middle, or bottom of basement walls. It will appear as though the wall is bulging from its original position, which can lead to the formation of cracks.

  • Cracked walls - Cracks can occur in different patterns depending on the type of foundation wall. Failing concrete block foundations show horizontal and stair-step cracks whereas poured concrete walls develop angled and vertical cracks. Cracked walls are unsightly and make water easy to get into your basement.

  • Wall shearing - This happens in concrete block foundations near the second to the bottom row of blocks. It appears that the wall has inched forward, overlapping the bottom row of blocks.

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What Can I Do To Repair Cracked Foundation Walls?

DIY solutions for foundation repair only end up being an eyesore. They also require much maintenance as they are not a permanent solution. Trying to keep up with a DIY fix to foundation repair causes more harm than help and will run your pockets dry over time. 

 

Why Should I Repair My Foundation?

  • The issues will only get worse. Cracking walls allow water to infiltrate your basement, raising concerns about mold growth. 

  • A Foundation Repair solution will also help increase your property's resale value because no one wants to buy a home with foundation issues. 

  • Foundation Repair solutions can help repair unsightly cracks in the foundation and throughout your home.

  • Failing foundations can cause windows and doors to jam and correcting foundation problems can relieve this issue.

  • You may also gain more use of space that may have been previously corrupted by a failing foundation wall.

  • Repairing foundation walls with cracks will help keep pests away.

  • You will gain peace of mind knowing that you and your family are safe in your home.

 

Foundation Repair Company in Minnesota and Wisconsin

DBS offers several foundation repair solutions to help you create a healthy, safe and comfortable home. Our Design Specialists are expertly trained to diagnose all types of foundation failure to help you find the best solution fit for your foundation concerns and problems. Our products are specially designed to permanently stabilize your foundation and prevent additional movement, giving you peace of mind.

 

Foundation Repair Products

We offer several Foundation Repair systems to provide you with the best solution for your project. It is important to have one of our Design Specialists come out to give you a free, no-obligation estimate to determine which is the right solution for your foundation. 

  • PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System - The PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System (pictured below) is installed to correct bowing in walls. Each i-beam is attached to the rim joists with a steel bracket that can be tightened over time in an attempt to straighten the wall back to its original position. Learn more

  • GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System - The GeoLock™ System offers a low-profile option for wall correction. Each anchor can be tightened over time to further straighten your foundation walls. Learn more

  • Wall Defense CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System - CarbonArmor® strips are designed to stabilize concrete block foundations. Each strap is made from carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers with a tensile strength ten times stronger than steel. Learn more

 

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How Much Will It Cost To Repair My Foundation?

Each foundation experiences unique problems, so a unique solution is needed for each project. One of our Design Specialists will come out to your home to provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate on Foundation Repair. Fill out a Free Estimate form to get started!

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