Basement Wall Repair

Residential Services - Basement Wall Repair #1

A shifting foundation may result in structural damage to your home and a loss of your investment. When expanding soil creates pressure against basement walls, helical anchors are installed to stabilize the wall from further movement.

The CHANCE® basement wall repair solution is accomplished by drilling a small hole for the anchor rod to pass through the basement wall, and then excavating a hole outside in order to place the bearing plate. A small high torque hydraulic motor then rotates the anchor system into the soil.

Once a length and a predetermined torque are achieved, the anchor is terminated and a plate is mounted inside the basement wall to hold the wall in place.

Concrete walls become stressed due to both horizontal and lateral earth pressure.  This pressure mixed with water in the soil creates hydrostatic pressure.  Poor foundations and those located in areas of weak or expansive soils, like clay and rock, eventually give to the pressure and begin bowing inward.

If your foundation or basement wall is showing signs of bowing or bulging, this is a very serious foundation problem that can result in structural damage to your home.

Screw anchors can help prevent wall movement by holding the wall when soil swells and the resulting pressure pushes against the wall.

Retaining walls can be designed using screw anchors with a modest increase in cost. Proven and building code accepted, these anchors will keep retaining walls from moving.

Basement walls can be repaired using helical screw anchors. This is accomplished by drilling a small hole for the anchor rod to pass through the basement wall, and then excavating a hole outside to place the bearing plate. A small high torque motor then rotates the screw anchor system into the soil. Once depth and predetermined torque is achieved, the anchor is terminated and a plate is mounted inside the basement wall to hold the wall in place. If the wall needs to be moved, then sufficient soil must be removed to allow the wall to move.

The solution to your foundation problems comes from the world leader in screw anchor development. Chance anchoring systems, widely used since 1907 in thousands of construction projects, brings the finest in materials, service and quality to your foundation. We are thoroughly trained and certified in installation procedures and are supported by the extensive technical-support services of Chance.

Sinking foundations, cracked and buckled walls and uneven floors are problems commonly faced annually by some quarter-million homeowners. Homes and other structures situated on unstable soils settle when their foundations are subjected to extreme moisture conditions or lack proper drainage. A shifting foundation may result in structural damage to your home and a loss of your investment.