Foundation Repair Case Studies: Bowing Wall Repair in Philpot, KY
The homeowners in Philpot had noticed that their rear basement wall was bowing inward after this summer's rains. It appeared that the concrete sidewalk around the outside of the property had tilted and was directing rainwater into the foundation walls. Damon with Healthy Spaces helped the homeowners come up with a solution to repair the bowing wall within their budget. The homeowners were very happy about the repair plan because Damon was able to design a custom solution that would not require them to demolish their sidewalk. Instead, the homeowners will mudjack the sidewalk into the proper grade and the Geo-lock Wall Anchors were able to be extended out past the sidewalk and the earth anchors placed further out in the yard.
The Healthy Spaces installation team installed 9 Geo-lock Wall Anchors with extra long anchor rods to insure that the wall was thoroughly reinforced and able to be seasonally tightened. The wall's deflection was decreased and will continue to decrease as seasonal tightening occurs.
Project Foreman: Steven Joseph, JR
Project Manager: Damon Cheatham
Here is the drilled out hole for the earth anchor, which will help straighten the bowed wall
In this picture, you can see the wall anchor rod has been driven through the earth in to the waiting anchor hold.
Here is a crew member bolting the anchor face plate on the wall. He will hand tighten the bolt before the anchor rod is completely tightened.
9 Geo-lock wall anchors are being installed along this wall.
Here is the earth anchor ready to be properly torqued.
Here's the completed installation. 9 Geolock Wall Anchors will gradually straighten the wall!