Wall Bracing and Wall Anchoring
Bulging walls, leaning walls, bowing walls, and vertical cracks that appear as stair steps are signs of structural basement wall problems. Do not wait until it is too late to solve your foundation wall damage.
Foundation walls with serious structural problems require wall bracing or wall anchoring. We will use either a spring loaded wall bracing system, or a wall anchoring system depending on which type of stabilization plan each specific job requires.
Both types of systems use sound and proven engineering methods to secure and stabilize your basement wall from further deterioration.
Most installations can be completed in one day without disturbing landscaping.
Wall bracing can be done to different kinds of walls: block, poured, wood, clay tile, etc.
Wall bracing is designed to push the wall back using three floor joists. It eliminates twisting and side pressure on the floor joists. The result is safe and secure basement repair. Wall Bracing is effective, permanent, and will restore your bowing and leaning walls.
The wall bracing process begins by fastening floor brackets to the basement floor with heavy duty screw anchors. Then the brackets are attached to a pushing rod bracket to the floor joist every 4 ft. Then tube bracket holders are attached to the two neighboring floor joists. The pushing rod applies pressure to the wall brace. Applying continual pressure on the buckled wall will force the wall back to its original, straight position.
Wall Braces can also be installed where there are no floor joists, such as basements that are constructed with spancrete at the ceiling. We utilize a special pushing bracket that can be attached to the spancrete.
A wall anchor is a plate that is bolted to your basement wall by means of a rod and held in place by a bolt. A hole is drilled through the wall, and a trench is dug into the yard. The rod goes through the wall and the trench, and is connected to another plate that is situated in the ground up to about 10 feet away from the wall.
Because the dirt won't move, the plate in the yard will stop the plate in the basement from moving. The bolt is continually tightened, which puts more outward pressure on the wall. This pressure will force the wall to move back to a straighter and more structurally sound position.
Don't let foundation cracks turn into a serious problem. Consult an expert foundation repair contractor like Tri-State Basement Services immediately if you have:
- Leaking walls
- Foundation wall cracking
- Leaking wall cracks
- Wet wall cracks
- Horizontal foundation cracks
- Vertical foundation cracks
- Bowing foundation walls
- Leaning foundation walls
- Bulging foundation walls
Protect your family, and your foundation...Call Tri-State Basement Services today for a free inspection.