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Foundation Wall Replacement Services in Chicago, IL

If your home needs foundation wall replacement, Reliable Basement Services is the team to trust. We repair foundation walls for homeowners in Chicago, IL. Our team excels in foundation replacement, foundation repair, and more. Our home repair contractors will explain how to fix your house foundation in the event of foundation walls that need to be replaced. Completely replacing your home’s foundation can be overwhelming to think about. We want you to rest easy knowing your home’s foundation walls are in good hands with Reliable Basement Services. We know this is a big job, which is why we’re happy to offer you a free inspection and estimate. Learn more about our services and get in touch with us today.

Cracking Wall close-up.

Signs Your Foundation Walls May Need Replacement

Replacing foundation walls can be a big job, so it’s essential to ensure this service is necessary. Our foundation experts offer free inspections. Be sure to contact us at the first sign of any of the following symptoms of a bowing or leaning foundation wall:

  • Diagonal cracks on the ends of your foundation walls
  • Floor joists not nailed to still plate or wood sitting on top of the foundation
  • Split sill plates due to improper anchor bolt installation
  • A bulge at the end of the I-beam, indicating a pocketed I-beam is going through a foundation wall
  • A horizontal crack on a cinder block wall
  • Excessive lateral soil pressure caused by extremely saturated ground
worker using pneumatic hammer drill to cut the wall concrete brick, close up

How Foundation Wall Replacement Works

As foundation wall replacement is a big job, our team has many precise steps to get the job down to a science. We start off by stabilizing your house completely. Next, we dig around your home’s foundation from the outside, removing all dirt from the side of your basement. This process relieves all the pressure from your foundation and keeps your home from moving. After everything is stable, our team removes the bad sections of the foundation and lays the block for the new foundation. We ensure your new foundation is able to hold the weight of your home by examining every detail. In most cases, you won’t need to vacate your home while we do our work. We strive to minimize the inconvenience during our process.

Replacing or Repairing Walls With Severe Cracks & Bows

We have solutions to repair or replace your severely cracked or bowed walls. Foundation cracks and bowed basement walls are good candidates to be fixed using carbon fiber or structural piering. In the event that your walls are too severely damaged, replacing them may be the best course of action. The following signs don’t always mean that your foundation walls need to be replaced. Our basement experts would be happy to provide a free inspection to determine whether repairing or replacing your bowing or cracked walls makes the most sense. These signs mean it’s time to give our team a call:

  • Rotting or crumbling mortar
  • Second row of block from bottom sliding off bottom row
  • Foundation blocks separating or pulling away from each other

Options for Foundation Wall Replacement

The team at Reliable Basement Services has solutions for any issue with your foundation walls. We can install a new foundation wall using a process called shoring the frame in position. In rare cases, your foundation walls may be severely damaged and need to be removed and replaced. The process may involve shoring your entire home temporarily and then removing and replacing your damaged foundation walls while keeping the existing footing in place. If there is no footing, we can pour new footing as well. Your new foundation wall will be reinforced with a new steel post encased in concrete. Rebar is placed vertically and horizontally along the entirety of the new foundation wall. We will place a new exterior drain tile system with a new pit. You’ll be able to rest easy knowing your home’s foundation is supported and the work has been performed by the basement experts of Chicago.

Schedule Your Free Inspection Today

The experienced team at Reliable Basement Services specializes in waterproofing, repairing and replacing wooden beams and columns, providing foundation repair, and offering yard drainage, radon, crawl space, and sump pump services. We do it all when it comes to basement waterproofing, and there’s no job too big or small for us. If your foundational walls are in bad shape, you owe it to yourself to get in touch with us. Waiting too long could result in severe structural and cosmetic damage to your home. We would be happy to offer you a free inspection and quote for foundation wall repair or replacement services at your home in the Chicagoland area. Contact us today to get started.

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