Prevent Cracked Floors and Bowing Foundations in Winnipeg
Is your foundation bowing? This can be a sign of structural integrity failure. Don't wait until it's too late to repair your foundation.
Bowed walls are becoming more and more prevalent with Manitoba’s extreme weather.
Bowed walls are caused by 3 things:
- Frost push
- Ratcheting affect from soil shrinkage and expansion caused by extremes of weather
- Static soil pressure that is simply greater than the design load of the wall
Depending on the severity of the bowing, this problem is resolved two different ways.
- Bracing. Proper bracing is the preferred way to stabilize a foundation wall. Bracing will prevent continuance of the wall bowing and stabilize the wall from further movement.
- Push and bracing. If a wall is extremely bowed then it must be first excavated from the outside, pushed back into place and then stabilized with Engineered Certified Braces.
This repair is structural only and does not address any basement leaking issues that may be present.