Cracking, bowing, and leaning basement walls can be dangerous. As a homeowner you should be concerned about the structural integrity of your home. How to fix it is an entirely different problem. A foundation repair is necessary, but what is the best method?
The most common cause of a bowing or leaning foundation wall is excessive lateral pressure on the exterior. When the pressure becomes too much for the wall to handle it starts to bow, crack or even break. The common causes of wall failure
come from the following:
Some homeowners think a total wall replacement may be necessary, not realizing how costly, disruptive, and messy this solution can be. Even worse, the problem is likely to happen again. Other solutions take up valuable space in the basement and offer no opportunity to straighten the wall over time. All Hands Waterproofing has the solution.
All Hands Waterproofing uses the Plate Anchor Wall System. The Plate Anchors are designed to stabilize cracking and bowed foundation walls. Wall plate anchors secure basement and retaining walls that bowing, leaning or cracking
due to excessive outside soil pressure. This hydro-static pressure is the result of water buildup in the soils surrounding your home. Once the pressure has exceeded the original design strength of the wall you will see cracking followed by leaning or bowing of
basement walls. Plate Anchors consist of an inside wall plate, an outside anchor and a high strength rod tying them together. This unique design has made the wall plate anchor the number one anchor in the industry. If you live in Nebraska or Iowa, we
have the professional trained staff to fix bowing and leaning walls with our wall anchor solutions.
The inside wall plate is fabricated from hot-rolled steel and measures 12” X 26”. The wall plate has two embossed reinforcing ribs for additional stiffness, plus a 4” square washer that is included for added strength.
The Ground Plate Anchor, fabricated from two high strength plates, has four reinforcing ribs and four cleats providing approximately 430 square inches of soil bearing surface. The wall plate and Plate Anchor are connected by a 3/4” diameter continuously threaded steel tie rod and secured with nuts. The Plate Anchor assembly is hot dipped galvanized for protection against corrosion for many years
of reliable service and support.
The Plate Anchors are the most economical method for providing supplemental lateral force to help stabilize bowed and cracked walls affected by hydro-static pressures. The installation is quick using handheld equipment and requires minimal excavation or disturbance to the yard.
We can straighten your bowing, buckling foundation walls! Our solutions are warrantied, and most can be done in a day! Call us for a free foundation wall repair quote today! Give us a call at, 402.206.9815 for a free foundation inspection and cost estimate.
• Expansive clay soils expand and contract as the moisture in the ground increases and decreases.
• Hydrostatic Pressure which is an
accumulation of water in the soil
surrounding the foundation wall that
is exerting pressure against the wall.
• Frost can also lead to wall failure as the soil against the wall freezes and applies pressure