Bowed Basement Wall Symptoms
A bowing basement wall is mainly caused from excessive hydrostatic pressure in the soil surrounding a home. This occurs whenever soil around a home absorbs moisture after a heavy rainfall, or when there is melting snow on the property. The earth expands, and this can put a significant amount of pressure (hydrostatic pressure) on foundation walls. Over time, the force proves to be too much, and it will cause the wall to actually lean into the basement of the home. If left untreated for too long, the wall may actually collapse in on itself. Needless to say, this will jeopardize the structural integrity of a home and it may even make it uninhabitable. Homeowners can be on the lookout for certain warning signs which may indicate that their home is experiencing or is about to experience a bowing wall problem.
- Noticeable leaning of a basement wall into the home
- Cracks form along window and door frames
- Interior or exterior cracks form on foundation walls (horizontal, vertical, or stair-step patterns)
- Windows and doors don't open or close like they should
SafeBasements™ Wall Anchors
These wall anchors are installed easily and come with a 25 year transferable warranty. They were specially-designed by
certified structural engineers who carefully inspected and analyzed other anchors and foundation repair systems available
on the market. They made not of the flaws or inconsistencies with these other systems, and then they got to work on
creating a new product that would be much more stable, durable, and effective at fixing this common structural problem
that is seen on homes of all shapes, sizes, and ages.
Installation for these wall anchors is quick, and there isn't much excavation that is required. Typically, they can be installed in a day or two, and they will be placed in stable, load-bearing strata. Once in place, a wall plate will be attached inside of the home on the damaged wall. The two will be connected with a strong steel rod that can be tightened over time to add the necessary lateral pressure needed to combat the hydrostatic pressure from the soil. Over time, this will help to push the wall back into place.
SafeBasement™ Wall Anchor Plates
As mentioned above, the wall anchor plates are installed inside of the home on the damaged basement wall. They are made from
strong, metal materials and they are installed with a patented, rounded nut which allows for proper torque readings for
greater efficiency and effectiveness.
Other features of these wall plates include:
- Installation of both the plate and anchor takes 1-2 days
- Torque nut makes full contact with the wall plate
- Maximizes proper pull to the wall anchor installed deep within the earth