Photo Album: GeoLock Anchors for a Foundation in Leitchfield, KY
Even if the crack on your basement wall grows as slowly as a sloth, it needs to be repaired as soon as it it is seen. A couple in Leitchfield, Kentucky had a crack form in the wall of their basement, posing potential danger if not addressed. Home settlement is the culprit for most problems such as this. When soil is wet, it expands, and when the ground dries up, the soil shrinks, leaving the foundation of the home to shift. The couple reached out to Healthy Spaces for a permanent solution.
Upon inspection, the best possible solution was to install the GeoLock Wall Anchor system. This system is installed by digging a small hole in the soil away from your home's foundation. A steel rod is drilled through a one-inch hold in the basement wall and is connected to an earth anchor seated deep within the augured hole. Once connected and tightened, the homeowners were happy with the final results.
A long crack was formed by home settlement.
GeoLocks are a great permanent solution to foundation issues such as cracks on the walls. It straightens the walls.
The GeoLock wall anchor system pictured above was in the process of being straightened.
This is an overview of the space before GeoLocks were installed.