Foundation Repair – Soldier Beam
Bowing walls occur most often due to the force of hydrostatic pressure. Hydrostatic pressure occurs when water presses against the basement walls, causing the weight against the walls to exceed their capacity. Walls can also bow and fail when expansive clays or frost cause expansion of the soils to fatigue and damage the wall. The tensile strength is 10% of the compressive strength. Concrete doesn’t like to bend.
Soldier Beams are placed against the bulged wall, anchored by concrete piers below footing.