bowed walls

Reply

  #1  
Old 04-17-05, 06:34 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: midwest
Posts: 3
bowed walls

I have 2 bowed walls in my basement and have talked w/ several repair companies. Some suggest stabilizing w/ helical rods at an angle. Some have suggested pushing back and putting in 3" I beams to stabilize. Are the I beams a permanate fix or just a quick fix? Thanks in advance
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 04-17-05, 07:04 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 20,537
The January 2003 Journal of Light Construction had an excellent article on page 75 discussing this very subject.

In a nutshell, the author's educated opinion was that helical screw anchors were not recommended, while a 4" I-beam which is grouted solidly to the wall, set into the floor with cement, and substantially braced at the top to the framing is a simple, fast, and permanent solution.

Addressing the problem that caused the bowed walls in the first place is also a priority. You likely have heavy clay soil, or drainage and runoff problems that are contributing to your foundation problems, and these also should be dealt with in a way that will prevent future problems.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes