Retaining walls give property owners the opportunity to open up their spaces. They have the ability to create new areas where they can enjoy sports activities, or provide their lawns with a beautiful display of foliage. Its main purpose however, is to hold back soil; and if you live near a natural slope, than this simple structure is protecting you from soil erosion and the like.
It is ideal that contractors create a stable and durable wall that can withstand almost any circumstance, but there comes a time when even disasters that are unseen by the eye affect the strength of your retaining walls – causing them to bow, bend, or bulge. Some of the most common causes often include accumulated pressure from water and soil, and minor/major earthquakes.
How to Spot Retaining Wall Damage
Even though it looks like it is standing tall after the disaster, there is a possibility that your retaining wall may have sustained a multitude of damage. Ignoring them now can spell disaster in the future because not only will you have to deal with a wrecked wall, but the area surrounding it will be destroyed or dirtied as well. It is better to spot the trouble during its early stages, so that it can be easily repaired. If you believe that your retaining walls are damaged, let us at OX Foundation Solutions, look for the following elements:
- Cracks and/or Ground Settlements on the walls
- A portion or the Whole Wall is leaning
- Landscaping Has Been Uprooted
- Soil Moving To and Fro from Your Property
- Cracks on Sidewalks, Driveways, and Other nearby Structures
Have Your Walls Professionally Repaired Today!
It is possible to fix the problem of retaining walls yourself, but there are a lot of problems that often come with it. Without the proper tools, knowledge, and repair method, you are compromising the whole project, and possibly make matters worse. It is always better to call in the professionals because we know how to do the job right.
OX Foundation Solutions has many years of combined experience working with troubled foundation walls and the like. Our methods have been tested by over 100 major structural contractors and we only work with the highest standards – be it equipment or performance. If you are interested, give us a call by dialing: 205-730-0733 and receive a FREE inspection.