Photo Album: Foundation Repair with Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchor System in Medicine Hat, AB
These homeowners in Medicine Hat, Alberta encountered issues with their homes existing foundation wall. It was cracking in spots as well as bowing inwards in sections. Looking for answers and a permanent solution, they contacted the experts at Doug Lacey's Basement Systems.
A System Design Specialist was able to assess their situation and provide the homeowners with a FREE, no obligation quote designed specifically to address all of the homeowners concerns. Our Production Team was then able to then come to the home remove the wood section of the wall and replace it with a PWF Wall. A PWF Wall is designed to transfer the load from a structurally unsound foundation to this new section. From there our Production Team had installed a CleanSpace® vapor barrier along the wall which is a 100% waterproof plastic that's perfect for unfinished basement walls. With a 25 year warranty for wear and tear, it's durable, washable, and has anti-microbial protection called UltraFresh built right in! To Finish off the project the Production Team had installed our Foundation Supportworks Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchor System. Heavy-duty, galvanized earth anchors are embedded in stable, undisturbed soil outside your foundation wall. Each anchor is connected by a steel rod to a wall plate that provides clamping pressure against the inside of the foundation wall. This method also offers the potential straighten the wall back to its original position over time!
Foundation Wall That Needs to be Repaired
This foundation wall has a wooden section to it that needed to be replaced. The Production Team replaced it with a PWF Wall. Essentially a more structurally sound wooden section designed to transfer the load from the original area to this new one.
Close up view of the Original wooden section
A closer view of the area that needs to be replaced to be able to make sure the foundation is structurally sound.
CleanSpace® Encapsulation on the Wall
This photo shows the detail that our Production Team has when it comes to installing. In order for the CleanSpace® to do its job it needs to be completely sealed.
Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchor System
This is a view from the outside of where the Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchors are connected to. They are embedded into the undisturbed soil outside of the wall that needs to be anchored. This ensures the wall will not move in the future and might even straighten the wall to its original position over time.
Complete Installation of the CleanSpace® and Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchor System
The end result of the project. With the combination of each product that was shown (or described) throughout the project the homeowner can rest easy knowing the correct solution is in place for their home.