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A resident of Granite City, IL noticed that his basement walls had begun to bow slightly. He wanted to get the problem solved before it became worse, and the walls were unable to support the home. The homeowner called Woods Basement Systems in hopes that they could help solve his basement problems.
Woods fixed the bowing walls by installing the Geo-Lock Wall Anchor system by Foundation SupportWorks. This system permanently stabilizes the foundation walls and provides the best opportunity to straighten them over time. Wall anchors have a much quicker installation time and are less expensive than other solutions, which make them the best option for repair.
The first step of the process is to remove the soil along the outside perimeter of the home where the anchors will be installed. Heavy-duty anchors are then securely installed in a stable layer of soil out and away from the home. They are connected to steel wall plates on the interior of the wall with long galvanized steel rods. A unique feature of the Geo-Lock system is the ability to tighten the anchors when the soil around the home shrinks due to dry spells. This provides an opportunity to improve and straighten the bowing of the basement walls over time. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors have numerous advantages and were the best solution for this homeowner.