When groundwater saturation occurs in the freeze-thaw periods of winter, the ground expands, creating tremendous pressure on below ground portions of the foundation walls. This stress eventually fractures the wall.
When to call for a foundation repair
There are several warning signs that should prompt a call to a professional for an inspection besides a bowed or cracked basement wall. The sooner a repair is made, the lower the repair expense is, and often carbon fiber reinforced polymer materials (CFRP), or other foundation wall crack repair methods of ours, can be used as opposed to more expensive and extensive methods, including excavation.