Bowed Basement Walls Are a Common Problem
Stopping Basement Wall Collapse in Sparta MI
How Tiebacks Work for Basement Wall Repair
In the above picture notice the steel plates installed on the inside of the basement wall holding the wall back from further inward movement. These steel plates are attached to helical piers installed through the basement wall at a downward angle into the outside soil. In order for this process to work well, the piers need to be drilled into solid soil.
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Our superintendents have extensive field experience and they are able to problem-solve in the field to provide the very best solutions for our customers and save them money. We adapted our plan, and now the helical tiebacks are providing the exact support the basement walls need.
Depicted above are three of the six helical tiebacks fully installed as viewed from inside the basement. Using heavy-duty steel plates and piers, this basement wall isn’t going anywhere! The new mortar on the right is to fill in the gaps created when the concrete blocks bowed inward. On the left you can see some of those cracks still not filled.
As you can see, bowed basement walls made finishing this basement with internal framing very difficult without a vertical wall to attach the framing.