Basement Wall Replacement

Replace Your Basement’s Foundation Walls

Are your basement walls deteriorating or bowing? Is there a large crack across the wall? While some walls can be fixed through repairs and reinforcement, years of soil pressure, age, and other contributing factors may push your walls beyond repair. If one or more of your walls is severely damaged and needs to be replaced, you can count on the journeymen masons at Basement RX. We know that replacing the structure underneath your home may sound stressful, but our experienced team will make it a smooth process to get your basement back to a safer, more usable space.

Our Wall Replacement Process

Determining Whether You Need Your Walls Replaced

Before we start, one of our basement experts will visit your home to examine your basement’s structure and determine whether a replacement is necessary. If your basement walls need to be replaced, we’ll give you an estimate on how much that will cost, and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

Starting the Replacement Process

To start the process, we first support your house with heavy-duty shoring posts to hold your house while we do our work. We excavate approximately 24 inches along the wall we are working on along the outside of the wall. If excavation is not possible due to obstruction, we hand excavate from inside the basement. We’ll then demo the wall and haul off all the debris and any extra soil.

Building New Foundation Walls to Replace the Old Ones

Once we complete the demolition of your existing walls, we evaluate to see if your wall has an adequate footing that can be reused or if your wall needs a new footing. Most of the time, if you have concrete block walls currently, there is an adequate footing — most other old foundation walls need a new footing. We then pour a new concrete footing with rebar reinforcement and rebuild the walls with a new heavy duty concrete block, then we reinforce the new basement walls a minimum of 32 inches on center with #5 rebar.

Finishing Up Your New Basement Walls

After the wall is completed, we apply a tar damp proofing on the wall and we put a dimpled drainage matting on the outside of the wall to aid in drainage. After that, we’ll put new drain tile at the footing and cover it with 12-inch river rock, then backfill the wall. We do not compact the backfill, we just pile extra up along the wall to allow for settling. We also don’t do any landscaping or sodding.

Get in Touch With the Basement Experts

If your basement walls are severely bowing or cracked beyond repair, it’s time to replace them. Improve your home’s safety and rebuild your foundation walls with Basement RX. Contact our team and we’ll get you in touch with one of our experts to come inspect your basement and give you a free estimate.

Contact the Basement Replacement Experts