Foundation Wall Anchors: The Warrantied Solution For Bowing & Buckling Walls

Foundation wall anchors have been used successfully to stabilize and straighten foundation walls since the late 1970s. 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.

AquaGuard Foundation Solutions is proud to offer foundation wall anchor systems—including the Geo-Lock™ Channel Anchor system and Hide-A-Way® Wall Anchor Covers—to Atlanta and Northern Georgia homeowners to permanently stabilize basement and foundation walls. In addition to providing improved strength and stability, foundation wall anchors also offer the best opportunity to straighten walls without the cost and disruption of foundation replacement.

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How Foundation Wall Anchor Systems Work

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

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 the following:

  • Horizontal or stair-step cracking
  • Diagonal cracking at corners
  • Inward bowing or bulging
  • Walls sliding inwards
  • Walls tilting inward at the top

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 solution.

Wall Anchor Application Chart

Removal and Replacement Carbon Fiber Strips I-Beams Helical Anchors Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchors
Installation Usually Completed In One Day Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Does Not Have Problems With Leaking Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Does Not Rely On Floor System For Support Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Stabilizes Walls That Are Bowing In At The Center Of The Wall Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Will Keep The Wall From Tipping/Leaning In At The Top Of The Wall Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Will Keep The Wall From Sliding In At The Bottom Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Limited Disturbance To Lawn and Landscaping Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Can Straighten Wall Over Time Without Excavating Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Can Be Installed In Areas With Close Property Lines Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Can Be Installed When Interior Access Is Limited Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Can Easily Avoid Obstructions On Basement Walls Such As Pipes, Wires, And Plumbing Lines Green Check Mark Green Check Mark

Features of Our Foundation Wall Anchor Systems

Our foundation wall anchor systems are installed by our full-time, in-house foundation contractors. Wall anchor installations are designed to install quickly—typically in a single day—and with minimal disruption to your home and landscaping. Upon the completion of our installation, your foundation walls’ inward movement should be immediately and permanently repaired.

Technical Features:

  • Designed with galvanized steel for long-term corrosion resistance
  • Year-round installation
  • Installation typically completed in one day
  • Potential to straighten bowed walls
  • Minimal disturbance to home, lawn, and landscaping
  • Will not damage interior flooring
  • Won’t infringe on usable basement space
  • Life-of-structure transferable warranty
  • 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects
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Secure your foundation. Wall anchors will prevent walls from bowing and cracking.

Installing Our Wall Anchor Systems

Our foundation wall anchor systems are installed by our full-time, in-house foundation contractors. Wall anchor installations are designed to install quickly—typically in a single day—and with minimal disruption to your home and landscaping. Upon the completion of our installation, your foundation walls’ inward movement should be immediately and permanently repaired.

A Closer Look at the Process: Channel Anchor Installation

GeoLock™ Channel Anchors are a versatile, effective system that can stabilize walls that are bowing, tipping, pushing in at the bottom, tilting in at the top, or showing similar signs of failure. To install your channel anchor system, our foundation repair experts will follow these seven steps:

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Prepare Holes for Anchors

The first step to install the foundation channel anchors is to prepare the holes of where the anchors will be drilled. Our experts will dig large holes where each anchor will be installed and will set the soil aside for later. A large sheet of plastic is put down and a power auger is used to make the hole the correct size.

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Foundation Wall Preparation

Once the holes have been dug for the anchors, small holes must be drilled into your foundation walls that align with the location of the anchor holes. The holes in your foundation wall and the holes for the anchors will be connected with steel anchor rods.

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Connect Rods to Anchors

The steel rods are then pushed through the anchor hole and is attached by a nut to keep them connected. Once the rods are secure, the soil is backfilled in the hole to bury the anchors and hide the work that was done.

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Mount Channel Anchor

The steel channel anchor is then mounted onto your interior foundation wall to secure its position. At AquaGuard, we use the Geo-Lock™ Channel because of its anti-corrosion and anti-rust coating.

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Channel Anchors are Connected to Floor

Since the channel anchors go through the floor, they must be secured with a steel bracket and bolts to stabilize the anchor and avoid any bowing or buckling.

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Fix Landscaping

Installing channel anchors can get messy, but we ensure that we’ll leave the project with your yard will look just as good as it did when we arrived. We will replace all landscaping that may have been disrupted during the project and fill in any sod or soil that was moved during the process.

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Adjust and Tighten Wall Anchors

A benefit to the Geo-Lock™ wall anchor system is that it allows for adjustments to be made if there needs to be any additional tightening in the future.

Our Supportworks Wall Anchor Products:

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The Geo-Lock™ Foundation Wall Anchor System

If your foundation is failing, the Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchors can provide permanent stability and have the ability to be adjusted if further wall straightening is needed in the future.

Below are Advantages Of The Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchor:

  • Non-disruptive to your yard during installation
  • Can be installed year-round
  • Lasting solution for bowing or buckling walls
  • Can continually straighten walls over time as needed
  • Includes manufacturere's warranty for life of structure

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The Geo-Lock™ Street Creep Repair System

Street creep can put a lot of pressure on your foundation and cause damage. To relieve the pressure, expansion joints are put in your driveway and then our Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchors are used to repair the failing foundation walls.

Street Creep Repair System Advantages:

  • Non-disruptive installation in garage
  • Can be installed year-round
  • Lasting solution for bowing or buckling walls
  • Can straighten walls to original position
  • Includes manufacturer's warranty for life of structure
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The PowerBrace Wall Stabilization System

Our PowerBrace Wall System can permanently stabilize your walls that are showing signs of bowing or buckling. The system is able to straighten your walls and prevent future wall failure by mounting onto the floor and the wall.

PowerBrace System Advantages:

  • Rust-resistant
  • Provides immediate stabilization for failing walls
  • Brace is installed deep into the soil for extra stabilization
  • Quick installs in one day
  • Includes maufacturere's warranty for life of structure

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Hide-A-Way™ Wall Anchor Covers

If you have wall anchors installed in your home, you can hide them and give your basement a cleaner look with our Hide-A-Way™ Wall Anchor covers. They easily snap into place over the anchors to quickly hide them but still be easily accessible in case you need to access the anchor in the future.

Advantages of Our Covers:

  • Easily snaps into place
  • Gives your basement a clean, finished look
  • Does not bulge out from wall

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Call Today for Wall Anchor Systems in Atlanta and Northern Georgia!

At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions 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 wall anchor installation quote, we’re the contractors for you! Call or email us today to schedule an on-site appointment with one of our specialists!

We’re proud to serve Marietta, Atlanta, Decatur, and many other parts of Georgia.

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