Bowing or leaning walls are a common sign of foundation failure. This foundation problem is a sign that your foundation has begun to shift due to excess pressure in the ground. This pressure in the ground is caused by excess groundwater and can not only cause your foundation walls to bow or lean, but may also lead to various other foundation issues. In order to correct the bowing or leaning foundation walls and prevent them from getting worse, install helical tieback anchors. These anchors are one of the many Earth Contact Products (ECP) underpinning solutions offered by our foundation repair contractors.
Helical tieback installation is a shoring method which has become very popular to straighten basement walls and retaining walls. When it comes to repairing basement walls that have begun to bulge or rotate inward, helical tiebacks are the preferred repair method by most repair experts. This is because they provide opposite pressure that cancels out the hydrostatic pressure in the soil which caused the wall to bow in the first place. These versatile foundation repair products can be used in a variety of situations, including:
Additionally, helical tiebacks work in much the same way that helical piers work. They are large, screw-like implements that install in the soil adjacent to the affected wall. The tiebacks are screwed into the soil horizontally through a small hole in the wall. They are then tested for strength. The anchors are attached to the interior of the wall, applying tension to straighten the wall and keep it from bowing in the future. Once the installation is completed, the hole on the inside of the wall is sealed and the site is cleaned up. Because the process requires very little machinery, it is a relatively quick installation time. Also, there is no need to wait for grout or cement to cure, meaning that installation can be completed quickly. Benefits of choosing helical tieback anchors include:
In sum, these are just a few of the benefits of choosing helical tieback anchors from ECP for your bowing and leaning foundation wall repair. Earth Contact Products, the leading manufacturer of foundation repair products, produces quality helical tieback anchors that will keep your foundation safe for years to come. If you have bowing, leaning, or rotating basement walls in your home, a foundation repair specialist should be brought in immediately. Let My Foundation Repairs help you get matched with a professional contractor in your area that specializes in helical tieback anchors.