You’re here because you own a home with a concrete block foundation, you’ve discovered there are some issues with it and you are looking for some relevant information on how to properly repair it. Well you’ve come to the right place if you are looking for specific information on the type of problem you have.
Concrete block foundations are great for carrying a vertical load, in fact they are very strong. Where they fail is when there is a heavy load being pushed horizontally against it. Since most concrete block foundations were built without being reinforced they are susceptible to movement when a side force such as wet soil is present. It’s these horizontal loads that cause the issues that plague concrete block foundations. As a home owner, figuring out which one (or ones) you have can be quite tricky.
Because there are so many different problems that can occur to this type of foundation we have put together a quick list of the most common issues we see every single day.
BLOCK FOUNDATION REPAIR FAQ
What’s the best way to stop a leaking block foundation?
Exterior waterproofing is the most successful and superior method to seal a concrete block foundation.
Why is my block foundation wall bowed or distorted?
Most concrete block foundations are unreinforced leaving them susceptible to sideway forces exerted by very wet or frozen soils (usually clay-based)
How do you fix a bowed block foundation?
Provided the foundation is not bowed inward more than 2” it can be secured using carbon fibre reinforcement straps.
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