A settling or cracking retaining wall is a serious issue. Trust the experts at JSA Foundation Repair of Acworth to restore it to original condition.
It’s important to act quickly when you notice signs of cracking, bowing, settling, or collapse since retaining walls prevent soil erosion around homes and other structures.
Warning signs to watch for:
If proper repairs are not made early enough, these symptoms grow worse over time until total replacement is needed.
JSA Foundation Repair of Acworth is the preferred specialist for saving settled retaining walls and sinking subdivision entrances. JSA does not rebuild them, but we’re able to successfully restore existing ones in most instances.
Retaining, or keeping, walls maintain lateral soil pressure while preventing ground movement and soil erosion around a structure. They can also create level spaces in sloping areas to allow for parking, driveways, and other useful surfaces.
Two common types are basement and subdivision entrance walls. Regular maintenance is important as compromised integrity of a basement may lead to tilting floors and wall collapse.
Materials that are widely used to create these structures include concrete, rebar, steel, stacked stone, fieldstone, veneer/facing/flagstone, and brick. Our company has decades of experience working with each of these materials.
Poor construction and underlying soil conditions are the leading causes of foundation and retaining wall failure. Some contributing issues include:
Many influences can affect the health of a retaining wall, so it’s beneficial to perform routine check-ups around your property and discover potential problems before they turn into costly repairs.
Age, weather, and soil erosion can deteriorate entrance sign retaining walls such as those used for HOA’s (homeowners’ associations), subdivisions, apartment complexes, churches, and corporations. Each of these businesses depend on their monument signs for branding and property identification, so it’s vital to keep them in optimal condition.
JSA saves business time and money because we can:
When installation of steel beams against retaining walls does not provide enough structural support, we may recommend a tieback/anchor method:
This reliable method, designed by engineers, is also known as a seawall anchor.
When caught early, problems like stair-step cracks and settling can be corrected with the use of hydraulic jacks and installation of durable steel piers.
Homeowners should not have to consider the expensive and time-consuming removal and reconstruction of retaining walls unless there are signs of widespread damage.
Contact us today for a free consultation about your settling retaining wall, and we’ll suggest the most efficient repair method for returning it to original condition for a lifetime.
Call 770-590-8184 today to talk to a foundation specialist.
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