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 Channel Anchor system and 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.
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.
- 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
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.