Bowed and Cracked White Wall
Next to the washer and dryer, the wall is seen with stair-step cracks and has bowed inward.
Bowed Green Wall
This wall has also experienced bowing, and in a finished basement, this can become a major problem. After bowing and cracking occur, the walls are more at risk of leaks.
Bowed Pink Wall
The third wall that needs more support. It may be more difficult to see on this wall, but it has started to bow.
PowerBrace™ on White Wall
Installed near the corner were three braces. On the brace furthest right, you can see a small gap near the top, indicating how much the wall has bowed inward. The PowerBrace™ system can potentially reverse the bowing process be gradually tightening the bolts on the top of the braces.
PowerBrace™ on Green Wall
On this wall, you can also see how much the wall has bowed by looking at the gap between the brace and the wall. The brace can be tightened to potentially return the wall to its original vertical position.
Braces on Green Wall
Seen here is another view of the PowerBrace™ supports to see how they are fastened to the ground. They are fastened using large bolts drilled in the ground to ensure maximum support throughout the beam.
PowerBrace™ on Pink Wall
You can see here there is little bowing occurring on this wall. But, even though it has only bowed slightly, the PowerBrace™ System will help prevent any from occurring, so the homeowner will not need to worry about this in the future.