Foundation Repair Photo Album: Stair-step cracking in Poseyville, IN
In Poseyville, IN, a homeowner contacted us, wanting to inspect their basement wall. Upon further inspection, stairstep cracking was visible on the outside of the basement wall. Stair-step cracking means that wall failure is increasingly getting worse. As the wall bows more severely in the middle, the corners are held up by adjacent walls, creating the stairstep cracking effect.
To reverse the stair-step cracking issue, the GeoLock Wall Anchor system is set. For a wall anchor system to work effectively, access of at least several feet is needed on the outside of your home. A silver rod is drilled through the one-inch hole in the basement wall and is connected to the anchor seated deep within the hole. Once all the components of the wall anchor system are connected and tightened, your basement wall is permanently stabilized.
Stair-step Cracking was visible on the outside of the basement walls.
All three GeoLocks are connected once a rod is drilled inside a one-inch hole through the anchors.
The GeoLock wall anchor is installed inside the hole outside of the home to connect with an anchor that is placed on the inside of the basement wall.
GeoLock Wall Anchor System
The GeoLock was installed using a rod to connect two plates that are placed in the ground.