When walls begin to lean, bow or curve, this can be an indication that there are issues with your foundation. Many factors can cause these structural shifts, and we will cover them in detail below.
If you act quickly upon noticing these signs in your home, then there is no need to worry. Contact us today, and we will provide a free foundation inspection. We will carefully inspect your foundation and let you know what action should be taken.
Wall anchors might be the solution, and this article will focus on the process of wall anchoring and the benefits of wall anchoring your home.
What Are The Causes of Wall Movement?
Even a good home with solid walls can experience movement.
If you notice your walls are leaning, bowing or curving, these are some of the reasons why you may be experiencing these shifts in your home:
Heavy rainfall and flooding can cause pressure to build up, resulting in the soil around your home becoming extremely heavy, and the walls caving as a result.
Invasive Tree Roots
When you have trees close to your home, the roots will grow deeper and stronger as the trees grow. This creates a powerful pressure, as the roots seek moisture-rich soil. The roots can burrow into your home, resulting in the structure leaning or cracking as a result.
The age of the home can be a factor. Depending on the age of the home, natural shifts may occur over time, but pose problems. The soil may shift and the foundation can sink. The slope may also collapse due to heavy rainfall or even an earthquake. It is normal for foundations to settle over time, but an expert should be contacted if you notice caving or leaning walls as these can be indicative of a larger issue with the foundation, beyond natural settling.
How Do Wall Anchors Resolve Foundation Issues?
A lot of homeowners end up worrying about two things when thinking about foundation issues. The first is the level of disruption they have to face and the second is the cost of foundation repair. Fortunately, wall anchors cause little interruption and have a low estimated expense.
Wall anchors are an effective solution and have many benefits including:
Low Impact Effect
Wall anchors are a simple way to restore the vulnerable area of your home to a stable state. This is done without disturbance to the walls, property, and terrain.
Another advantage of wall anchors is that they take little time to install, in contrast to other foundation repair techniques. The cost is low, compared to say replacing a wall entirely, which is more expensive and more disruptive to the entire property.
Sturdy Repair in Multiple Areas
Wall anchors are extremely solid and even walls that have weakened considerably over time can benefit from them. Anchors are placed into the soil surrounding the property and then linked with extendable steel rods.
This connects through the wall to an interior plate. They are then tightened securely. Gradually, the wall is pulled back into its proper position.
Whatever type of walls you have, wall anchors can be used. They can be installed anytime and the installation is completed in a short period.
We hope you have found this information helpful, and if you have any concerns regarding your foundation, contact us today for a free foundation inspection. We can provide an expert evaluation regarding the state of your foundation and if repairs are needed, we will advise upon the most cost-effective solution. With wall anchors, the stability of your home can be fixed with minimal disruption.
Granite Foundation Repair’s mission is to provide expert advice and ensure that the best and most cost-effective solutions are used when repairing your foundation. Our services are developed with you in mind. From beginning to end, you will receive friendly and professional service. We value transparency and will always make you aware of the steps we are taking. It’s no secret why we are the leading experts in the Dallas/Fort Worth area!