Why Are Helical Tieback Anchors Needed?
Basement walls need helical tieback anchors when outside pressure becomes too much for your foundation to handle, causing it to bow, lean, or tip inward. This happens when water saturates the outside soil, increasing the overall weight of the dirt. To prevent this, most foundation repair professionals recommend waterproofing your foundation. This includes installing a drain tile system inside or outside your basement walls. This system will collect the excess water building up outside or under your foundation walls, preventing them from increasing the soil volume. Once collected, the drain tile channels the moisture to a sump pump, where it’s ejected away from your home using discharge lines.
Besides basement walls, helical tieback anchors can be used for shoring and reinforcing failing retaining walls. Professionals simply drill the anchors through your wall until it’s pulled back outward. You can also install helical tieback anchors before your wall tips, bows, or leans, strengthening it before it fails.