Wall Anchor System

Repair bowing and buckling walls and restore the structural integrity of your home with our wall anchor system.

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The Warrantied Solution For Bowing & Buckling Foundation Wall Repair

What It Does:
Wall anchors installed in home

Our Wall Anchor System permanently stabilizes your basement walls, offering the best opportunity to straighten the walls without the cost and disruption of foundation replacement.

Heavy-duty, galvanized earth anchors are embedded in stable, undisturbed soil outside your foundation wall. Each anchor is connected by a steel rod to a wall plate that provides clamping pressure against the inside of the foundation wall. This method also offers the potential to straighten the wall back to its original position.

Technical Features
  • Year-Round Installation
  • Warrantied for 25 Years
  • Most Jobs Completed in One Day
  • Potential to Straighten Bowed Walls
  • Minimal Disturbance to Home, Lawn, & Landscaping
  • Will Not Damage Interior Flooring
  • Won’t Infringe on Usable Basement Space

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How Wall Anchor Systems Work

While there are a number of potential causes of cracked and bowing foundation walls, the most common reason is pressure from foundation soils.

When clay soils get wet, they can expand and put tremendous pressure on a wall. When this force exceeds the wall’s ability to resist it, the wall begins to fail in different ways. Cracking, bowing and tilting are the most common symptoms of foundation wall failure.

Wall anchor installed on foundation wall

Other factors in foundation wall damage include heavy rains (causing hydrostatic pressure) and exterior slabs such as driveways or porches, that put pressure on the wall by expanding in hot weather (street creep). Large tree roots, soil expansion due to frost, and issues related to poor grading can also cause foundation damage.

One of the problems with foundation soils is that while the earth is continually pressing against the outside of the walls, nothing on the inside is equalizing that pressure. Foundation wall anchors address this problem by “gripping” the inside surface of the wall and countering that pressure.

Foundation wall anchors extend out to the stable, hard-packed soil beyond your home, anchoring themselves there and bracing the foundation wall. This stops inward movement entirely — and over time, tightening these anchors can even move your foundation walls back to their original position.

Foundation wall anchors have been used successfully to stabilize and straighten foundation walls since the late 1970’s. This repair system has an excellent track record in residential and commercial structures. In fact, in 1992, wall anchor systems were identified by a Chief Appraiser for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as the most effective means of stabilizing bowing foundation walls.

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When To Use Foundation Wall Anchors

Wall anchors are the most versatile wall repair method because they can be used to stabilize walls with a variety of problems, including bowing walls, tipping walls, and walls that are pushing in at the bottom. Wall anchors are installed independently of a home’s floor systems, making them the ideal installation under appropriate conditions.

In order for a wall anchor system to work effectively, several feet of access is needed on the outside of your home. In areas where homes are only a few feet apart, wall anchors are not a valid option. If this is the case in your situation, we will recommend another wall repair option.

Wall Anchor Application Chart

 Removal & ReplacementCarbon Fiber StripsIntelliBrace™Helical AnchorsWall Anchors
Installation Usually Completed In One Day XX X
Does Not Have Problems With LeakingXXX X
Does Not Rely On Floor System For SupportX  XX
Stabilizes Walls That Are Bowing In At The Center Of The Wall XXXX
Will Keep The Wall From Tipping/Leaning In At The Top Of The Wall  XXX
Will Keep The Wall From Sliding In At The Bottom  XXX
Limited Disturbance To Lawn & Landscaping XXXX
Can Straighten Wall Over Time Without Excavating   XX
Can Be Installed In Areas With Close Property LinesXXX  
Can Be Installed When Interior Access Is Limited XX X
Can Easily Avoid Obstructions On Basement Walls Such As Pipes, Wires, And Plumbing Lines   XX

Your Local Foundation Contractors

At Dry Pro Foundation and Crawlspace Specialists we can fix foundation issues related to bowing, buckling basement walls of all types. Our wall anchor systems include a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects, as well as a performance warranty from us.

If you would like a free, no-obligation, written foundation wall repair quote, we’re the contractors for you! Call or e-mail us today to schedule an on-site appointment with one of our specialists!

We’re proud to serve Concord, Charlotte, Gastonia, and many other parts of North Carolina.