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The varying temperatures that this area of the country experiences throughout the course of a year can have a large effect on the foundation of your home. Precipitation and the level of saturation of the soil around your home are also a big factor. Extreme changes in moisture content within foundation soils can result in foundation settlement. When the soil gets saturated, this leads to softening or weakening of the soil. When the soil is weak it reduces the ability of the soil to support the load. Also, poor drainage away from the foundation causes water to pool around the foundation. Clay soil has the tendency to shrink with the loss of moisture. This results in a decrease in soil volume.

Soil can put hydrostatic pressure on the walls of your home. Causing them to bend, lean, and bow. This can be a serious issue, the foundation plays an important part in the well-being of your home. However, do not worry: at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Service we have the ability to fix those bowing walls permanently with our Earth Contact Products (ECP) plate anchors.

What is a Plate Anchor?

Whether you live in Pennsylvania, Ohio, or West Virginia, chances are that eventually your home will need a check up and possibly some foundation repair. If you notice bowing walls, give us a call immediately. Our professionals will install our ECP plate anchors. Plate anchors are designed to stabilize cracking and bowed foundation walls. If hydrostatic pressure builds up and exerts more pressure then the walls can take, then you will probably need to install plate anchors. Plate anchors are the most economic method for providing supplemental lateral force to help stabilize bowed and cracked walls. Plate anchors consist of a plate that is placed on the interior of the wall and a high strength rod that anchors the wall to the soil outdoors. The good news for you is that plate anchors are nonevasive. The job will be done with handheld equipment, so our crew will do very little to disturb your yard.

What Are The Uses and Applications for Plate Anchors?

Plate anchors are designed to stabilize cracking and bowed foundation walls. They are used to secure basement and retaining walls that are bowing, leaning or cracking due to soil pressure. Their simple and effective design allows the installation to be completed quickly and economically. There is little disturbance to the surrounding area.

How Are Plate Anchors Installed?

Plate anchors consist of an inside wall plate, an outside wall plate, an outside anchor and a high strength rod tying them together. The inside wall plate if made from hot-rolled steel. The wall plate has two reinforcing ribs for additional stiffness, plus a 4″ square washer that is included for added strength. The ground plate anchor, made of two high strength plates, has four reinforcing ribs and four cleats. The wall plate and plate anchor are connected by a 3/4″ diameter continuously threaded steel tie rod and secured with nuts. The entire assembly is hot-dipped galvanized for protection against corrosion for many years. Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Service is your plate anchors experts.

Because we use only the best plate anchors made by Earth Contact Products, you can be assured that once they are installed, they will last for years. Your foundation walls will be stabilized and your foundation secured.

Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Service has been in business for over 30 years servicing the Pennsylvania and Ohio area. Our goal is to provide the highest quality service and products available. We are recognized nationally as experts in foundation repair. We offer an on-site personal consultation and your quote will include this consultation. We will answer any questions you have and work with you to ensure that you are satisfied with the solution for your situation.

Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Service offers a 6 month same as cash financing program. One of our repair professionals will schedule an appointment with you and provide a detailed written inspection. Don’t hesitate to call and let us help you with your foundation repairs. Contact us today! We are here to help!