Stair-step cracking at the corners is a common sign that the problem is getting worse. As the wall starts bowing, it's a race against the clock.
This foundation crack is an indicator of settling and shifting soil around the house. It is likely that the ground will continue to move. As foundation damage goes unaddressed, it will become more difficult to repair.
On the outside of the home, they carefully removed sod away from the wall, and excavated a hole several feet deep and inserted a earth anchor plate.
A galvanized steel rod is driven through the wall to attach to the earth anchor. This stabilizes the wall.
Helical anchors are designed like a screw and are pushed through the soil through the bowing wall. The good thing about this system is it can be tightened over time, allowing for the wall to be straightened.
This two-story home in Philpot, KY, had been experiencing foundation settling and subsequent cracking until Healthy Spaces came to the rescue. Over many years the soil on the side of the house had slowly eroded enough for the brick wall to crack, resulting in instability and an entry point for unwanted moisture and organic material. The majority of the cracking was in and around their garage, which made for the perfect solution that Design Specialist, Chris Russell, came up with.
The GeoLock system effectively stabilizes concrete block and poured concrete walls causing minimal disturbance to your home, lawn, and landscaping. They protect foundation walls from further inward movement because of their heavy-duty steel earth anchors that are embedded in stable soil away from the foundation wall. The GeoLock anchors can be tightened over time, causing walls to straighten to where they once were.