SettleStop Channel Anchors For Extreme Wall Problems

Stabilize Extremely Damaged Walls

Graphic render of an installed foundation wall anchor system

What It Does:

The SettleStop Channel Anchor System permanently stabilizes and repairs bowing or tilting foundation walls — without the cost and disruption of total foundation replacement.

Our system includes galvanized steel earth anchors, which embed in stable soil outside your foundation walls. When the installation is complete, all inward movement is halted, and there is an opportunity for a long-term straightening of your foundation walls.

If your foundation walls are buckling severely, this is just what you need! Call us for a free basement wall repair quote today!

We serve Huntsville, Birmingham, Nashville, Chattanooga, Columbus and in surrounding areas.

Installing The Channel Anchor System

SettleStop Channel Anchors are a versatile, effective system that can stabilize walls that are bowing, tipping, pushing in at the bottom, tilting in at the top, or showing similar signs of failure. They are installed with minimal disturbance to your lawn and landscaping, often in a day’s time or less.

To install your channel anchor system, our foundation repair experts will follow these seven steps:

Digging trench in the earth for a foundation repair

Boring Holes For Earth Anchors

Before your foundation channel anchors are scheduled to be installed, one of our in-house foundation experts will inspect your problem and map out where each anchor will be placed. When the contractors arrive, their written proposal will show each anchor location.

At each earth anchor location, a section of sod is carefully removed and placed aside to be returned later. Then a plastic sheet is laid down, and the hole is made with a power auger.

Coring a one inch hole in a foundation wall to allow for the earth anchor rod to pass through.

Preparing The Foundation Wall

After earth anchor holes have been made, one of our in-house, certified foundation contractors will drill small holes through your foundation wall that correspond to earth anchor locations. Then steel anchor rods will be driven through the holes, extending all the way to the earth anchor holes.

The holes in the foundation are each just 1″ in diameter. This is much smaller than the large holes and/or sections of concrete block that must be removed for other wall repair techniques.

Steel earth anchor assembly installation

Joining Rods To Earth Anchors

The threaded end of each steel rod extends through a hole in the center of its earth anchor. Then a nut is screwed to the rod to keep the two parts permanently attached. The anchor-and-rod assemblies are buried in their holes, and earth is carefully replaced and compacted to lock anchors in place.

Each of our SettleStop Channel Anchors includes a 25-year manufacturer’s warrant, as well as our own in-house quality and performance warranty.

Mounting a foundation wall plate for an earth anchor installation

Mounting The Channel Anchor

After fastening the earth anchor outside, your contractor will mount the steel channel anchor to the inside surface of your foundation wall, fitting each channel anchor over a steel rod.

Unlike uncoated systems that can corrode and rust over time, each SettleStop Channel has a rust-resistant zinc coating. This keeps them looking neat and clean in your basement for decades to come.

Securing a channel anchor system to the floor

Securing The Channel Anchors To The Floor

Each channel anchor extends down vertically to the concrete slab floor,

The contractor will now fix each channel anchor’s position on the floor by bolting a strong steel bracket to the floor with a pair of heavy-duty bolts.

Tightening the nut on the steel rod that extends through each channel anchor stabilizes the foundation, preventing further bowing or tilting.

Restoring the landscaping by replacing removed lawn sections for a Hoover home.

Restoring The Landscaping

At AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists, we take great care in leaving each job clean, neat, and free of any damage to your existing landscaping.

During our cleanup process, all dirt excavated during Step 1 will be returned to the hole. Workers will thoroughly tamp down the fill in each hole to avoid future soil settlement issues.

Finally, the sod will be carefully replaced at each hole location, then raked and tamped to blend seamlessly with surrounding grass.

Tightening wall anchors

Tightening Wall Anchors

One thing that makes the SettleStop system so powerful is the fact that it not only stops your walls from moving inwards — it also provides the opportunity to straighten your foundation walls over time.

As your walls are returned to their original position, your home’s value and appearance will improve — making your home much more appealing for both you and for prospective home buyers.

Wall Anchor Application Chart

Removal & Replacement Carbon Fiber Straps I-Beams Helical Anchors SettleStop™ Wall Anchors
Installation Usually Completed In One Day      
Does Not Have Problems With Leaking    
Does Not Rely On Floor System For Support
Stabilizes Walls That Are Bowing In At The Center Of The Wall    
Will Keep The Wall From Tipping/Leaning In At The Top Of The Wall    
Will Keep The Wall From Sliding In At The Bottom
Limited Disturbance To Lawn & Landscaping    
Can Straighten Wall Over Time Without Excavating
Can Be Installed In Areas With Close Property Lines    
Can Be Installed When Interior Access Is Limited  
Can Easily Avoid Obstructions On Basement Walls Such As Pipes, Wires, And Plumbing Lines

We’re Local Foundation Repair Contractors!

At AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists we specialize in fixing foundation issues of all types, including problems related to severely bowing, buckling basement walls. Our foundation repair products include written warranties on both the products and our services for you.

If you would like a free, no-obligation, written foundation wall repair quote, we’re the contractors for you! Call or e-mail us today to schedule an on-site appointment!

We proudly serve Huntsville, Birmingham, Nashville, Chattanooga, Columbus and surrounding areas.