What is Anchor Foundation Repair?

Dec 09, 2017

Experienced Foundation ContractorsPeople often don’t realize that many structural changes they notice in their home indicate that they need to have their foundation repaired. Here are a few things to look for:

  • Cracks in your stairs
  • A chimney that leans
  • Windows and doors that stick
  • Cracks in walls, floors, and drywall
  • Stoop and porch settlement

The soil around your home can be causing issues with your foundation. There are many different types of soil including shallow clay and rich deep soils. The different types of soil have varying properties, such as how much water they will hold, depth, pH, and different types and levels of nutrients. Engineered Solutions of Georgia will gladly evaluate your unique foundation issues and then decide on the proper actions and tools to repair it.

Repair Options

Each home is different and our team of experts has years of experience at their disposal to decide on the best way to repair your foundation. Here are a few of the options they will keep in mind when formulating a foundation repair plan.

  • Your home can be lifted back to its original position through the use of very strong steel push piers. The piers are placed in the ground which shifts the weight of the building from the weaker soil surrounding it and redistributes the weight to steel piers. These piers have certain advantages. They are installed using portable equipment which makes them ideal for installation in smaller areas of the building such as crawlspaces. They are comprehensively tested as they are installed and they are protected from corrosion.
  • Smaller buildings and homes, unstable rock basements, and buildings with deep load-bearing layers are often repaired with helical piers. The helical pier is a shaft made of steel which is used like a screw to give support to a wide variety of different structures. Helical piers are the right option when you need to resist tension or compressible force, and they are frequently utilized when the soil the building is built on isn’t suitable for more traditional foundation systems.
  • Helical tiebacks are the common remedy for basement walls that are bowing, which is usually due to water pressure of some sort. The tie-backs can push against walls and it can push walls up. Helical tiebacks are wall plate anchors that are made up of an inside wall plate with an outside anchor and a very strong rod that ties them to one another. This is considered the most cost-effective solution for bowed walls due to water or hydrostatic pressure.

Contact the experts at Engineered Solutions to get more information about anchor foundation repairs today.