About Helical Tieback Anchor Systems and Wall Anchors
Is your soil largely clay? If you’re a home or commercial business owner in the Denver area, then that is likely the case and you’re at greatest risk for foundation damage because of clay’s ability to absorb moisture as well as contract and expand. This, along with things like hydrostatic pressure, can cause issues like bowed or leaning walls in basements.
Helical tieback anchors are designed to bring stability to crackled, buckled, and bowed walls in basements, even in the most difficult cases. Also known as ‘wall anchors’ or ‘screw anchors,’ they are mechanically screwed into soil and secured using interior wall plates. They are Colorado building code-accepted and the foundation of your home is permanently reinforced correcting current issues while preventing future ones.
A helical tieback anchor works by drilling a small hole for an anchor rod to pass through the basement wall, and then placing a low-profile wall plate on the outside of the hole to secure it. All components are then connected and tightened to stabilize the wall, providing much-needed reinforcement and stabilization.
Helical tieback anchors can be used with a single anchor/pile or micropiles depending on location, the condition and density of the soil, load capacity, and spacing constraints. The beauty of using helixes is that they cause minimal disruption to your soil and allow you to finish your basement with virtually no issues.
If you’re noticing things like bowed or leaning walls, or other clues that indicate foundation issues with your home or commercial property, call the experts at (720) 202-7015 (Denver) or (719) 650-9573 (Southern Colorado).