What is Anchor Foundation Repair and When is it Used?

foundation repair with anchorsAnchor Foundation Repair to Strengthen Your Home

A foundation may need to be repaired if you have cracks in your foundation, windows and doors that do not close or fully lock, stair step cracks in brick lines, or the separation of caulk from the edges of windows and doors.

Soil and base types are very diverse.  Soils range from shallow clay, weathered and dry, to the hearty deep soils.   These soils vary including water holding capacity, acidity, depth, and nutrient status. All of these properties can influence the potential for successful foundations.  My Foundation Repairs will review your foundational issues and choose the proper repair tools for your specific needs.

There is a wide range of options for foundation repair.  My Foundation Repairs has skilled staff to review your particular issue and offer the best solution at the most reasonable price.  Business owners and homeowners should be aware of the signs that they may have a problem with their foundation. Some of these signs are:

  • Stair cracks
  • Leaning chimney
  • Sticking doors and windows
  • Cracks in walls
  • Cracks in floors
  • Drywall cracks
  • Stoop and porch settlement

My Foundation Repairs uses only top grade, quality repair tools made by Earth Contact Products (ECP).  ECP repair parts made right here in the United States of America to ensure quality craftsmanship.

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What are My Options for Repair?

There are several time-tested repair techniques used by My Foundation Repairs:

Heavy-duty steel push piers are used to permanently lift your home back to its original position. These piers are driven into the ground and the weight of the structure is shifted from weaker soils and distributed onto the steel piers. The piers are an end-bearing pier that does not rely upon nor require skin friction to produce support.  The advantages of using a push pier system are that portable equipment allows for installation in smaller areas, such as crawl spaces.  They are load tested during the installation process, they allow for the lifting of settled structures, and are corrosion protected.

Helical piers are used for the stabilization of foundations where there are smaller buildings or homes, unstable rock basement or very deep load-bearing layers. Helical piers are used where there is a need to resist a tension or compressible force or both.   A helical pier is a steel shaft, similar to a large screw that provides support for a wide variety of structures. Helical piers are often used when soil conditions do not allow for a traditional foundation system.

Helical tiebacks are used to stabilize bowing basement walls. The most common reason for bowing walls is water pressure.  It can push the walls upwards (hydrostatic pressure) or push laterally against a wall, especially in the colder climates.  These wall plate anchors called Helical tiebacks consist of an inside wall plate, an outside anchor and a high strength rod that ties them together. Wall anchors are the most cost-effective method for providing stabilization of bowed walls that have been affected by water and/or hydrostatic pressure.

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