Wall Anchor Systems and Repairs in Denver
Foundation walls were made to support the structures that were built above them. They aren’t infallible, though; they can crack or bow. When that happens, they are no longer providing the support that your property needs.
There are many potential reasons why cracked, titled, or bowed foundation walls happen, with the most common reason being pressure from foundation soils. When clay soil gets wet, it can expand, which puts pressure on the foundation walls.
This pressure on the outside of the wall has no equalizing pressure from the inside, which facilitates issues such as bowing, cracking, and tilting. If left unchecked, bowing or tilting walls can give out over time. Wall anchors address this issue by countering the outside pressure. Anchors straighten the bend and hold the wall in place.
Wall anchors are a simpler way to save your home’s support system without having to resort to building new basement walls. It eliminates bowing walls completely, making it a more cost-effective, permanent solution. Additionally, it takes less time to install than a wall replacement and can be completed without causing that much disturbance to the people living inside the home.
How Do Wall Anchor Systems Work?
Wall anchor systems permanently stabilize your walls. They do that by embedding heavy duty, galvanized anchors into stable soil outside your foundation wall. A steel rod connects each anchor to a wall plate that gives clamping pressure against the inside of the cracked, tilted, or bowing foundation wall, which can straighten the wall back to its original position.
After installation, the wall anchors can be tightened over time during dry periods. This will further straighten your foundation walls and pull them back to their original position. Wall anchors are not just a temporary band-aid. They are designed to be a permanent solution that will stabilize your basement walls for years to come.
When is a Wall Anchor System Necessary?
Wall anchors are the most versatile foundation wall repair method, since they can be used to stabilize walls with a load of problems, including: bowing, tipping, buckling, and tilting. They are the ideal option for those who have problems with their foundation walls but do not want to deal with a complete foundation replacement.
Wall anchor installation is often faster (most jobs are completed in a day), more affordable, and less disruptive (wall anchors won’t damage your interior flooring or infringe on usable basement space) in comparison to other foundation repair solutions. In addition to being affordable and fast, wall anchor repairs can be performed all year (even in the winter).
For a wall anchor system to be a viable solution, you’ll need access to several feet of space outside of your home’s foundation, so that Earth anchors can be installed. If you live in an area where homes are situated very close together, wall anchor repair may not be possible. If this is the case, one of our foundation repair experts will help you find a more suitable solution.
When to Call Foundation Repair Contractors
Foundation damage can impact your home immensely. These are issues that you shouldn’t take lightly, as they can cause very serious destruction. If you’re experiencing foundation problems, you should find a professional foundation repair contractor, such as Van Matre Construction, LLC, to help you with any foundational damage.
You can also call a foundation repair contractor if you need drainage correction. Foundation damage and inefficient drainage go hand-in-hand. Often, insufficient drainage causes foundation damage – this is because, instead of draining water away from the base of the home, it allows the moisture to pool there and wreak havoc on your foundation. With professional drainage correction from Van Matre Construction, LLC, you can enjoy a more structurally sound home.
Why Choose Van Matre Construction, LLC
Since 2001, Van Matre Construction, LLC has been providing homeowners with top-notch foundation repair, micropiling, vertical and lateral movement, drainage and grading, helical piering, and residential construction services. We are committed to delivering the best work that we can. All of our foundation repair solutions are custom-tailored to meet the needs of your unique foundation. You can request a free quote by filling out a contact form or calling (303) 668-2222.
Additional Foundation Repair Solutions
Van Matre Construction, LLC is a complete concrete contractor that offers a wide-range of solutions for foundation repair. The best solution will depend on your foundation and the issues surrounding your foundation. Additional foundation repair solutions include:
When you schedule a quote request with Van Matre Construction, we’ll be able to diagnose the root cause of your foundation problems and suggest the best solution for repair.