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Bowed Basement Walls

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Bowed basement walls are caused by too much pressure pushing against your basement walls. When water drains into the ground by your foundation, the soil expands as it absorbs water, pushing against your basement walls. And as the soil dries, it pulls away from your basement walls, creating weak areas in your foundation.

What Do I Need to Do First?

Bowed basement walls are a serious foundation issue and need to be repaired by a foundation repair professional ASAP! If your bowed basement walls are left alone, the wall will collapse which will result in extensive damage to your home. Give us a call at 866-370-4816 to request your free inspection. We'll work with you to design the best solution for you home’s bowed basement walls.

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What Causes Bowed Basement Walls?

Bowed walls always indicate that you have a serious structural problem that needs to be repaired immediately.Heavy rain, underground water, poor drainage and inadequate grading can all create a big foundation problem. When the soil surrounding your basement foundation absorbs water, it expands. As the soil expands it presses against your foundation (a.k.a. hydrostatic pressure) – after all the soil has to go somewhere.

The continued pressure from the wet soil pushing against your foundation will start to cause damage. The damage may start as a horizontal crack, or maybe some water will start to leak through the block foundation joints. If these problems are left alone or you try to fix them without the help of a Professional Engineer, the result will always be the same: bowed walls which will collapse.

Can I Repair My Bowing Walls Myself?

Bowed wall repair is a job for a professional foundation repair contractor. It cannot be safely done with kits, bracing or retaining walls. These quick fixes don't address the foundation problems, can be expensive and can cause more damage to your home's foundation.

It's best to have your home inspected by a foundation repair contractor who can pinpoint the problem and provide you with a solution that repairs the foundation problem and bowing walls.

What Do I Do Now?

JES Experts in Foundation RepairJES offers several foundation repair solutions specifically designed for bowing walls.Request a free inspection today and take the first step to fixing your foundation.


One of our professional foundation repair consultants will take the time to thoroughly examine your home's foundation, basement, bowed walls, interior and exterior looking for other foundation problem signs.

We want to give you the best service. We'll work with you to create a customized, economical and permanent foundation repair solution for your home.

The Experts at JES can Help! Free Foundation, Crawl Space or Basement Inspection

If you're not sure of the source of your bowed basement walls, give us a call at 866-370-4816, and schedule a free inspection. We'll find out the cause of the problem and help you find the perfect solution.

Bowed Basement Walls Solutions

Some of the solutions we may recommend for bowed walls include CarbonArmor™, JES Wall Anchors and PowerBrace. However the solution to everyone's foundation problem is different so make sure to speak with an expert to find the best solution for your home's bowed walls.

The inspector spent quite a lot of time going over our basement foundation, inside and outside and was very helpful with suggestions. We were very pleased that there was no charge for this assessment and would definitely recommend JES to others or use again ourselves if a future situation arises.

~ Leah G.

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~ William M., Yorktown, VA

"The crew was wonderful especially the Foreman. We asked lots of questions and kept checking in and looking at the work. Each time we went to the basement, they stopped the work and carefully explained the process to us in a very friendly manner. We liked this crew and the foreman very much."

~ Suzzanne B., Culpeper, VA