Put Your Walls and Foundation Back on Solid Ground
Vertical and angled cracks are usually caused by heaving, where horizontal cracking is likely from lateral pressure of the soil against the wall. Seasonal and climatic changes can cause problems with your foundation also. Hydrostatic pressure, expansive soil or other problems may cause bowed, buckled or cracked walls. Rebuilding the wall is not always an option, and generally does not solve the problem. Installing an anchor system into the wall will not only repair the problem, but will cost less than trying to replace it.
Brick-Wall-Crack Foundation Repair
Installation is usually completed in a matter of days without much, if any, disturbance to the landscaping. The process is simple: A steel anchor rod is inserted horizontally through the wall into the outside earth. A steel anchor is then attached to the rod through a hole in the ground. The rod is connected to the anchor plate and tightened until the pressure of the solid soil is pulled to tighten the failing wall. If there is a patio, deck or sidewalk in between the failing soil and the anchor hole, that is not a problem.
Ark Basement Services gives you options on what is possible and how it will work; also what will not work and why. We are here to help you keep your investment safe and offer you a repair method that will put your foundation back on solid ground.
We use Wall Anchors and Carbon Straps to remedy Bowing and Cracked Walls:
- Prevent bowing of walls
- Supports existing structure
- Creates a stable base
- Stops leaks and insects
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