What It Does:
The Channel Anchor System permanently stabilizes and repairs bowing or tilting foundation walls — without the cost and disruption of total foundation replacement.
Our system includes galvanized steel earth anchors, which embed in stable soil outside your foundation walls. When the installation is complete, all inward movement is halted, and there is an opportunity for a long-term straightening of your foundation walls.
- Year-Round Installation
- Life-of-Structure Warranty
- Most Jobs Completed in One Day
- Opportunity to Straighten Wall Over Time
INSTALLING THE CHANNEL ANCHOR SYSTEM
To install your channel anchor system, our foundation repair experts will follow these seven steps:
The threaded end of each steel rod extends through a hole in the center of its earth anchor. Then a nut is screwed to the rod to keep the two parts permanently attached. The anchor-and-rod assemblies are buried in their holes, and earth is carefully replaced and compacted to lock anchors in place.
Each of our Channel Anchors includes a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty, as well as our own in-house quality and performance warranty.
After earth anchor holes have been made, one of our in-house foundation contractors will drill small holes through your foundation wall that correspond to earth anchor locations. Then steel anchor rods will be driven through the holes, extending all the way to the earth anchor holes.
Before your foundation channel anchors are scheduled to be installed, one of our in-house foundation experts will inspect your problem and map out where each anchor will be placed. When the contractors arrive, their written proposal will show each anchor location.
At each earth anchor location, a section of sod is carefully removed and placed aside to be returned later. Then a plastic sheet is laid down, and the hole is made with a power auger.
After fastening the earth anchor outside, your contractor will mount the steel channel anchor to the inside surface of your foundation wall, fitting each channel anchor over a steel rod.
Each channel anchor extends down vertically to the concrete slab floor,
The contractor will now fix each channel anchor’s position on the floor by bolting a strong steel bracket to the floor with a pair of heavy-duty bolts.
Tightening the nut on the steel rod that extends through each channel anchor stabilizes the foundation, preventing further bowing or tilting.
Installing the channel anchors can get messy. During our cleanup process, all dirt excavated during Step 1 will be returned to the hole. Workers will thoroughly tamp down the fill in each hole to avoid future soil settlement issues.
One thing that makes the system so powerful is the fact that it not only stops your walls from moving inwards — it also provides the opportunity to straighten your foundation walls over time.
As your walls are returned to their original position, your home’s value and appearance will improve — making your home much more appealing for both you and for prospective home buyers.