Foundation walls are designed to provide a solid base for the structures above them. When you see foundation walls begin to crack or bow, they are no longer providing the support needed for the structure. Some factors can cause soil pressure against the walls causing them to crack, bow, or even collapse. Keep your family and home safe by contacting the professionals at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services at the first sign of cracked or bowed walls. One effective solution we offer is our wall anchors from Earth Contact Products. These tools are Made in the USA and are #1 in the industry.
What is a Wall Anchor?
The Earth Contact Products (ECP) Wall Anchor System that we install permanently stabilizes your basement walls, offering the best opportunity to straighten the foundation without the cost and disruption of foundation replacement. Heavy-duty, galvanized earth anchors are embedded in stable, undisturbed soil outside your foundation wall. Each anchor is connected by a steel rod to a wall plate that provides clamping pressure against the inside of the foundation wall. This method also offers the potential to straighten the wall back to its original position.
What Are the Different Uses and Applications for Wall Anchors?
Wall anchors are designed to stabilize cracked or bowed walls so that your structure will be safe. These anchors secure basement and retaining walls that are damaged due to excessive outside soil pressure. This pressure is the result of water buildup in the soils surrounding your home.
Wall Anchor Benefits:
- Year-Round Installation
- Most Jobs Completed in One Day
- Potential to Straighten Bowed Walls
- Minimal Disturbance to Home, Lawn, & Landscaping
- Will Not Damage Interior Flooring
- Does Not Infringe on Usable Basement Space
How are Wall Anchors Installed?
ECP wall anchors consist of an inside wall plate, an outside anchor, and a rod that ties them together. Foundation wall anchors extend out to stable, hard-packed soil beyond your home, anchoring themselves and bracing the foundation wall. This anchoring stops inward movement and, over time, tightening these anchors can even move your foundation walls back to their original position.
Matthews Wall Anchor Service & Waterproofing has been using foundation wall anchors to successfully stabilize and straighten foundation walls since the 1970s. This repair system has an excellent track record in both residential and commercial structures and retaining walls. In fact, wall anchor systems were identified by the Chief Appraiser for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as the most effective means of stabilizing bowing foundation walls.
If you’re looking for a professional contractor who can repair your tilting or bowing foundation walls, Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing is your best choice. Our professional foundation experts have the training and expertise for making all kinds of foundation repairs, including straightening foundation walls. Call us to receive a free estimate and to find out more about all of our services.