Background

Problem

Bowed Walls

If your home is built in clay-rich dirt, it will absorb any rain or melting snow on your lawn. The dirt will swell from the moisture and put what is known as hydrostatic pressure on your basement walls. The pressure buildup will push in on your basement walls, making them look like they are leaning. If not repaired, the wall will eventually collapse in on itself and can contribute to the development of wall cracks over time.

Solutions

SafeBase™ Wall Anchors

The SafeBase™ wall anchor system is designed and developed with proven engineering methods to stabilize and strengthen bowed walls. This wall anchor system comes with a 25 year transferable warranty. It makes use of proven engineering methods to stabilize and strengthen your failing basement wall(s). The system works with any type of foundation material including concrete, tile, or cinder.

The anchors are installed quickly and safely secured in the stable, load-bearing strata under your foundation. After the anchor is in place, a plate is attached on the damaged basement wall. Next, a metal rod connects the plate to the anchor, and is tightened over time to push the bowed wall back into an upright position. This is a far better alternative to wall replacement - which used to be the only solution to this common problem many years ago!

Comparing SafeBase™ Wall Anchors and Traditional Wall Anchors

SafeBasements™ Patented Basement Wall Anchors

The SafeBase™ Wall Anchor system

In connection to wall anchors, we also install a wall support system that works directly with the wall anchor system. The SafeBase Waler Wall Support System is engineered to add structural stability to a previously bowed wall.

  • 10 to 20 minute installation time for each anchor
  • Not much labor is involved in the set up of each anchor
  • Anchor is installed into stable soil for the best holding power
  • No mess left on your lawn following installation
  • Use of a larger anchor provides better holding capacity
  • Our "ball and socket" hardware on the wall plate can adapt to any angle for a true torque to the anchor in the earth
  • Our anchors have gone through rigorous engineering and testing, and have been proven to be the strongest and easiest to install

Traditional Basement Wall Anchors

  • Require an excavated hole in the yard for every anchor
  • Hardware that is used is designed for a straight pull
  • Because the earth anchor is installed in soft soil, it has a soft or spongy reaction to the torque that is applied
  • 1 to 2 hour installation time, at least
  • Labor intensive to install
  • Clearly "old technologies" used in their design
  • The size of the excavated hole in the yard restricts the size of the anchor being used - less holding power per anchor

SafeBasements™ Basement Wall Anchor Plates

The SafeBase™ Push Pier system
  • Patented, rounded nut allows for proper torque readings
  • Can be set up, usually, in 1 day or less
  • Torque nut makes full contact with plate
  • Maximizes proper pull to the earth anchor

Traditional Basement Wall Anchors Plates

  • Can easily be over-tightened, causing rod to bend
  • Square nut causes improper torque readings
  • Corner of nut makes contact first, causing the nut and threads to bind
  • Improper torque readings causes minimal pull to earth anchor
  • Excavated earth is soft, allowing the earth anchor to shift towards the wall plate

Wall Anchor Tightening Instructions

For more information about tightening your wall anchors, you can download the instructions here: Wall Anchor Tightening Instructions or you can watch the informational video here:Wall Anchor Tightening Video

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