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It’s an unorthodox idea but I’m wondering if it would work. Could I add a lot of dirt up against my bowing basement wall? The wood in the background isn’t a brace. It’s just stored there right now. All the other debris was dug out from the mud floor.
 

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The whole structure to push west. The column on the garage door opening is pushing too.
Something else is going. You got problems.

Did the excavator smack the wall with backfill?
Is the house sheathed above?
Drain able full or holding back wet soil?

Consult an engineer maybe civil
 

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The whole structure to push west. The column on the garage door opening is pushing too.
Something else is going. You got problems.

Did the excavator smack the wall with backfill?
Is the house sheathed above?
Drain able full or holding back wet soil?

Consult an engineer maybe civil
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The bowed wall is right next to the cars. Apparently a previous owner had a large truck parked there. I’m thinking about adding something like a French drain to divert water downhill which is to the right of the picture. Would I be able to add a large amount of dirt inside the basement to brace it?
 

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Yeah you more certainly can it would do something that's not the right solution.

I'm not going speculate any further.

Best to get expert advice.
 
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