Steel piers are some of the most common foundation leak repair solutions. They are driven down into the stable earth well below the structure and to “load-bearing strata.” What this means is that the pier is driven past soils and earth that can shift and move. The structure can sit atop the piers, and hydraulic jacks lift the structure to the correct position.
Helical piers work in a similar sense but through a different drilling method. Helical piers look like giant corkscrews and are twisted into the ground until they reach stable soil.
Wall plate anchors are designed to stop the inward movement from a bowing wall. Because the plate is placed outside in the soil, no additional stress is added to the home. But for the anchor to be installed, contractors need a minimum of 10 feet of yard to install it. They are one of the most economical methods of support. The anchors can be installed with portable equipment and cause very little disturbance to your landscape.
Helical tieback anchors look like corkscrews and are installed by rotating the anchor into the ground. They provide opposite pressure that cancels out the hydrostatic pressure, which caused the wall to bow in the first place. These are perfect when interior access is limited. Installation can be done in just one day! Helical anchors don’t use excavation. The anchor will immediately straighten and stabilize the wall.
A Carbon Fiber repair system reinforces foundation walls by linking the foundation base with the building’s frame. This system is one of the most robust options available on the market, so you can rest easy knowing that the bowing or leaning wall is strong and structurally sound again, which helps prevent future dynamic cracks. Once the carbon fiber application is completed, the area can be painted or covered, leaving a clean look with a small footprint.