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Plate Anchors

graphic of plate anchor attached to foundation wall to straighten leaning basement walls

Do you have cracks or bowing foundation walls? Plate anchors, also known as wall anchors, are the most cost-effective foundation repair method used to stabilize bowing basement walls. Their unique design makes the installation process effective to get the job done in a timely manner. Contact Affordable Foundation today so we can stabilize your bowing, leaning or cracking walls in Tennessee and Alabama.

Hydrostatic pressure is one of the major causes of structural damage to homes. As water builds up in the soil around your home, the pressure creates stress against the foundation walls. Cracks are followed by bowing or leaning walls, allowing water to enter basements.

  1. The soil is removed to drill an anchor hole into the ground.
  2. A small hole is drilled through the wall to allow a rod to be driven out.
  3. The anchor attaches to the rod.
  4. A wall plate is placed and seated on the anchor.
  5. The hole is covered with soil.
  6. Anchors can be adjusted to straighten and support the wall.

What are the Benefits of Plate Anchors?

Plate anchors are an economical foundation repair product that offers many advantages. They are quick and easy to install with equipment that is easy to get to any job site. There won’t be a ton of excavation at the site of the anchor installation. They are good for bowing walls, cracked walls, and walls that have been affected by hydrostatic pressure (the build-up of water in the soil around foundation walls exerting pressure.) These plate anchors can help restore the property value of your home and require no maintenance after installation.

If you have bowing or cracking walls, contact Affordable Foundation today. We proudly serve Birmingham, Huntsville, and the surrounding areas. We provide free estimates, so call us today for professional service.