Gilbert AZ Remodel Company

Uneven Foundation

Sometimes foundational issues are due to the foundation tipping, bowing, or being severely cracked.  If this is the case, it will require substantial reinforcement to help prevent further deterioration. 

The walls will need to be repaired from the inside with wood or steel braces, carbon-fiber mesh, or wall anchors that are spaced 6 feet apart along the entire wall. 



The cost for wood and steel braces is around $500 to $700.  They will be installed against the wall and then attach to the floor and overhead joists.  This will block any further movement.  Doing this, however, will intrude into the basement area about 6 inches—so finishing the walls will be difficult.

There is a newer option now available—which costs significantly less and is almost invisible.  Epoxy is spread vertically and then pressed on carbon-fiber mesh to lock the wall in place.  Gilbert AZ Remodel Company

A wall anchor is very similar to large bolts.  It is a metal plate in your yard and metal plates on the inside of your foundation walls.  These plates are connected by steel rods and buried horizontally.  The connectors will be gradually tightened to stabilize and help straighten the wall.    

 

The wall anchors will be placed every six to eight feet, and range in cost from $400 to $600 each.  If the foundational wall is bowing more than 3 inches and you want to make it straight again, the problem most likely will not be able to be fixed from the inside.  Part or all of the foundation will most likely need to be excavated and rebuilt.  This cost is $30,000 to $40,000.  Gilbert AZ Remodel Company

 

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