It can be difficult to determine which repair option is the best for your home, especially if you have more than one expert sitting down with you. Most foundation repair options are customized to your home, which can create a wide variance in project plans and price. There are several factors that the Design Specialist needs to factor in to your basement wall repair project.
With a wall anchor system, heavy-duty, galvanized steel earth anchors are embedded securely in the stable soil out away from the foundation wall. The earth anchors are connected to galvanized steel wall plates positioned on the foundation wall with long, threaded, galvanized steel rods. This system relies on the passive resistance of the soil at the earth anchors to resist the excessive pressures being applied to the wall. The
wall anchor system does not rely on the home's wood framing for support.
Wall anchor systems are a proven method to stabilize foundation walls and offer the best opportunity to straighten the walls back toward their original position over time. Anchor systems have long been cited as an ideal solution for bowed and leaning foundation wall problems, even as the recommended option by the U.S. Department of Urban Housing and Development's chief appraiser back in 1992.