Due to pressure along the exterior of the wall, over time the horizontal crack grew larger in size.
The earth anchors are used to hold in place the anchor rods that were driven into the fill soil.
While the earth anchors are securing the anchor rods in virgin soil, the wall plates secure the anchor rods to the bowing wall. This allows for immediate stabilization.
Each earth anchor is then tightened to slightly straighten the wall over time.
The Carbon Fiber Reinforcing System is being installed along the wall to help secure and stabilized the area of the wall that is cracked but not bowing.
10 years ago these Danbury, NC homeowners noticed a small horizontal crack running along one of their basement walls. Over the years, the barely noticeable crack had grown so large the wall began bowing and the problem had become impossible to ignore. Calling out their local contractor to find answers and a resolution, the homeowners were unfortunately left without a solution. However, their contractor gave them a phone number to call Tar Heel Basement Systems.
System Design Specialist, Jason Chapman, completed a thorough inspection of the failing basement wall. Noticing the horizontal crack formed in the middle of the cinder block wall and grew in length and width over time resulting in a bowing wall, Jason, designed a solution that would permanently stabilize the bowing wall and offer the opportunity to straighten the wall over time.
Small holes were drilled in virgin soil along the exterior of the failing wall using an earth auger. Once the five holes were drilled, earth anchors held in place galvanized steel anchor rods that were driven into the soil towards the wall. As the anchor rods reached the bowing wall, each rod is secured using heavy-duty steel plates. The Basement Wall Anchor System is engineered to immediately stabilize a failing basement wall.
One area of the cracked basement wall that was not bowing, received the Carbon Fiber Reinforcement System. Due to the gas lines below the soil, Basement Wall Anchors were not a correct solution for this area of the wall. A two-part epoxy resin was painted along the wall and Carbon Fiber straps before the installation along the cracked wall. As the epoxy dries, the system will provide the ultimate support and adhesion for the wall.
Over time, during dry seasons, the homeowners will have the opportunity to allow Tar Heel Basement Systems to straighten the bowing wall using the Basement Wall Anchor System.
Installing Contractor: Tar Heel Basement Systems
System Design Specialist: Jason Chapman
Products Installed: (5) Basement Wall Anchors (1) Carbon Fiber System