What Are Leaning Walls?

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Leaning walls are a for sure sign of foundation failure. Unfortunately, by the time the leaning wall is visible, there is bound to be more severe problems in your home. For instance, leaning walls will allow water into your home which can cause severe dampness. This dampness leads to foul smells and even mold and mildew build up. This is something all homeowners should want to avoid. In addition, by not fixing the issue at hand, excess pressure to other walls, floors, and ceilings can occur. Consequently, this leads to more foundation damage like major cracks and structural damage.

What Is The Cause Of Leaning Walls?

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Hydrostatic Pressure Build Up

Typically, leaning or bowing walls is the effect of hydrostatic pressure in the soil around your home. Hydrostatic pressure is the process of water and moisture building up around your foundation walls as a result of too much precipitation. Over months and even years, if there is a constant force of water pressure being discharged on to basement walls, there is a greater risk for major structural damage.

Why Hire A Foundation Contractor?

So basically, it is imperative to hire a foundation contractor. Without a clear understanding of hydrostatic pressure and the soil levels underground, it is difficult to diagnose the underlying issues. Hiring a professional and knowledgable contractor will ensure that the right solution is used to fix the issues. Additionally, contacting a foundation expert will ensure that quality products and effective team members are getting the job done the first time around. This will inevitably save you money and time in the future.

Contact Stapleton Today

If you have wall damage, and need to find a quick solution, contact Stapleton Foundation Systems today! We serve the following locations in Georgia: Juliette, Macon, Augusta, Bolingbroke, Warner Robin’s, Byron, Gray, Forsyth, Perry, Milledgeville, Jackson, Barnesville, Lizella, and the surrounding area.

Leaning walls are a for sure sign of foundation failure. Typically, leaning or bowing walls is the effect of hydrostatic pressure in the soil around your home.