Large stair-step and horizontal cracks lined the basement walls.
Once the horizontal walls began to bow, the homeowner's called Tar Heel basement Systems.
The yard has been excavated allowing for the earth anchors and anchor rods to be installed.
Foreman, Josh Watson gives a thumbs up to a perfect anchor rod that threaded into the failing basement wall.
The Wall Anchor Channels are then connected to the anchoring system allowing for instant stabilization.
The Wall Anchor Channels are then securely fastened to the basement floor.
Two of the four basement walls in this Dobson, NC home were severely suffering from wall failure. Large, horizontal and stair-step cracks had formed along both of the walls throughout the years. When the large cracks had become noticeably larger, the homeowners called Tar Heel Basement Systems for a free evaluation.
After further investigating the root of the wall problem, a solution that would not only stabilize the walls, but also straighten the walls over time was designed. Because the height of the basement wall was taller than most, the Wall Channel Anchors were the best solution for a permanent stabilization.
The foundation team began the installation by excavating a small portion of the front yard where stable soil was present. Steel earth anchors were then installed and secured along the excavated area while galvanized steel anchor rods were threaded into the soil reaching the failing basement wall. Once the anchor rods reached the failing basement wall, the zinc-plated Wall Anchor Channels were connected to the anchoring rod and tightened for immediate and accurate wall stabilization. The system is then securely fastened to the concrete floor. Once the Wall Anchor Channel System has been installed, the small excavated area was back filled and grass seed was spread.
The homeowners have a future goal to finish the basement; the Channels can be tightened allowing for complete straightening of the once failing wall. A perfect solution for an unfinished basement wanting to become finished.
Installing Contractor: Tar Heel Basement Systems
Products Installed: Eleven Channel Anchors