Foundation Wall Anchors – How to Fix Bowing, Buckling Foundation Walls

Many wall problems bowing walls can be fixed with foundation wall anchor. The soil is placed outside.

The Problem:

The foundation walls are showing signs of movement.

There are cracks along the foundation walls.

  • The corners of the poured walls are cracking.
  • Inward bowing or bulging along the walls
  • Walls sliding inwards on the bottom
  • Walls leaning in at the top

Steel rods attached to soil anchors extend through the foundation wall and wall plates. Wall plates move the pressure. The wall can be fixed with tightened nuts on the threaded ends.

How to Fix It:

If you want to restore the wall, you need to install SettleStop Wall Anchors along the wall.

The SettleStop Wall Brace is recommended when space issues prevent wall anchor installation.

We can fix your walls. Most of the solutions can be done in a day.

We can give you a free foundation wall repair quote. We serve areas in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

How Much Does Moisture Affect Clay Soils?

The samples started out the same in size, weight, and composition. We kept the left sample moist while the right sample was allowed to dry out.

Imagine how dramatic the changes are in the soil around your home if a small sample of clay gained this much volume when it was wet.

Signs of bowing foundation walls

Foundation walls move inward due to expansive soils. Foundation settlement is one of the causes of foundation walls cracking. Our experts will identify the cause of your foundation problems.

There are several foundations that are showing damage from hydrostatic pressure.

Four factors affect the amount of pressure they exert.

  • The type of soil around the foundation
  • The amount of moisture in the soil
  • How far underground the foundation is
  • The temperature conditions

The foundation wall is the only thing holding it up from the outside. It is possible to cause walls to lean or even collapse due to the amount of pressure put on them.

Problems with the foundation can be caused by gutter and downspouts.

The soil around the foundation will become heavier and more expansive if the roof is not directed away from the foundation.

You can get a free foundation wall repair quote by calling or sending us an email.

The SettleStop Wall Anchor System can be used to stabilizing failing foundation walls. Our contractors install our wall anchor system. The earth anchor locations will be determined to maximize system effectiveness. The location of each earth anchor will be shown in the proposal by the foundation contractors. The sod is removed from the lawn at the beginning of the installation. An earth anchor hole is made using a power auger after a sheet is laid down to protect your lawn. A small hole will be cored through the basement wall once the hole has been excavated. A steel anchor rod will be driven through the wall and soil through a hole in the center of the earth anchor Our wall anchor system is superior to other methods because the hole in the foundation wall is very small. A large hole or section of concrete block may be required in some methods. Attaching the earth anchor involves securing the end of the anchor rod to the anchor and burying it in the ground. The galvanized steel used in our earth anchor systems is resistant tocorrosion damage. The SettleStop Earth Anchors we install have a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects as well as our own quality and performance warranty. Our foundation repair experts will mount a wall plate over each anchor rod end that protrudes from the basement wall after the earth anchors have been installed. A wall plate is secured with a large nut on the threaded end of an anchor rod. We pride ourselves in leaving each job clean, neat, and free of damage to existing landscaping. To prevent depressed areas from being created as the soils settle over time, we fill holes completely with dirt saved earlier and fill areas with scuplture. All sod will be replaced with a rake to blend in with surrounding grass for a seamless restoration. Wall anchoring can be used to stop the inward movement of your foundation walls, but they can also be used to fix your walls over time. It is possible for your walls to be repaired or even returned to their former state. It is possible to restore value to your home and return it to being attractive for both you and prospective home buyers.

When Foundation Wall Anchors Won’t Work

The yard outside the house isn’t accessible so a wall anchor system can’t be used to repair a bow wall.

We suggest that you install the SettleStop Foundation Wall System when you encounter this kind of problem.

The SettleStop Wall Brace System

The SettleStop Wall Brace is a patented foundation wall repair system that can help fix failing basement walls.

When access to the yard outside of the home is not possible, this product is a great option.

The SettleStop Wall Brace has several advantages over traditional systems.

This includes a design that makes it possible to fix bowed walls over a period of time, and a zinc coating that is rust resistant.

More about The SettleStop Wall Brace System.

What NOT To Do

You only want to do a foundation repair once. When repairing your foundation, beware of expensive options that will not fix your problem, and watch out for quick solutions that don’t work.

Total Foundation Replacement:

You have to dig the entire perimeter of your foundation to do a job like this.

The floor slab and foundation walls are removed as the house is jacked up. The foundation, the house and the soil are all rebuilt.

This solution is expensive and time consuming. It is not addressing the issue.

The soil is the problem. The soil will cause damage when you finish building a new foundation.

The solution that is not disruptive will be warrantied for 25 years if you invest in repairing your foundation.

Are you looking for foundation wall repair experts?

We are proud to provide warrantied solutions that will permanently solve foundation wall issues.

We give free, no-obligation estimates for foundation wall repair. The estimates are presented in writing.

Our service area includes a number of areas. Call or send an e-mail.

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