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When foundation walls begin to buckle, bow or tilt inward, homeowners are correct to be alarmed.

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The SettleStop Foundation Wall Brace System

What It Does:

Outside pressure from soil and water can actually cause foundation walls to collapse!

The SettleStop Wall Brace is a patented foundation wall repair system that’s designed to stabilize failing basement walls and provide the potential to straighten walls over time.

These steel i-beams will stabilize the wall in its current position without any further adjustment. Over time, the SettleStop System can be tightened to make bowing or tilting walls straighter.

Steel wall brace beam ready for installation

Technical Features

  • No outside excavation required
  • Can be tightened to allow for improvement of the wall over time
  • All components are zinc-coated for rust resistance
  • Neat, clean appearance in the basement
  • Minimal disruption of basement space

No matter what’s happening with your foundation, we can help! Call us for a free basement wall repair quote today!

We serve Huntsville, Birmingham, Nashville, Chattanooga, Columbus and the nearby area.

Bracing Your Bowing, Buckling Foundation Walls

When possible, we recommend repairing bowing or buckling foundation walls with SettleStop Wall Anchors.

However, this wall anchor system requires access to the earth outside of the foundation. Sometimes, property line issues eliminate this as an option.

When outside access is impossible, ask our authorized foundation specialists to explain the advantages of the SettleStop Wall Brace System. Our experts will be able to examine your foundation and determine of this repair strategy will work for you.

The SettleStop employs a unique, patented approach to stabilizing and straightening bowed and buckled foundation walls over time.

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A steel brace system installed on a foundation wall

Installing the SettleStop Wall Brace System

The SettleStop Wall Brace can be installed with no disruption to outside soils or landscaping. This foundation wall system installs quickly in your home, immediately and permanently halting the inward movement of your foundation walls.

The SettleStop is a wall repair system based on strong steel I-beams. The I-beams and their support hardware have a special rust-resistant zinc coating to ensure that your system will look and perform like new for decades to come.

Our foundation experts will determine how many SettleStop supports are required for your wall repair. Before a SettleStop Wall Brace support is installed in your home, it must be cut to size.

Based on the wall height of your basement, we will cut each beam to the appropriate height.

Next, the top of each brace is attached to a floor joist near the mudsill at the top of the wall. The specially designed bracket is bolted to the floor joist and contains a large-diameter bolt for adjusting and tightening after the installation.

A SettleStop Wall Brace installation will not damage your floor framing. To ensure proper performance of this wall repair system, one of our certified foundation contractors will inspect the strength of your floor joists prior to recommending this repair strategy.

The SettleStop Foundation Wall Brace System works best when each I-beam is perfectly plumb or vertical. The contractor will use a level to fine-tune the position of each beam in preparation for the next step.

At AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists, we take pride in the lasting quality of each of our installations. We stand by each SettleStop installation with our 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects, as well our installation warranty.

To complete the installation of your SettleStop System, each beam will be attached to your concrete foundation floor with a special, bolt-in-place bracket.

Unlike other foundation wall repair methods that install from the inside of the foundation walls, the SettleStop System spans the entire height of the foundation walls. This makes the SettleStop system suitable for repairing walls that bow and buckle from the middle.

Additionally, the SettleStop can repair walls that are sliding inwards from the bottom or tilting inwards from the top.

The SettleStop System includes a unique, patented adjustment mechanism that is unlike any other I-beam foundation wall repair system.

The bracket that anchors each I-beam to a floor joist includes a long bolt that can be tightened over time to advance the I-beam. This can force a bowed or buckled foundation wall back toward is original vertical & straight position. Straightening potential depends on several factors, including soil conditions outside the foundation.

Your Foundation Wall Repair Contractors In Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia

At AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists we want to help you restore your bowing, buckling, tilting, or shifting foundation walls back to their original, structurally stable condition. To help you decide if we’re the company for you, we offer free foundation wall repair quotes throughout our AL, TN, or GA service areas.

Each of our Free Estimates includes a no-obligation written price quote.  We proudly serve in Alabama areas like Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Birmingham, Madison, Decatur, Auburn, in Georgia areas like Columbus, or in Tennessee around Nashville or Chattanooga.


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Birmingham, AL

(205) 286-5520
(205) 859-8550
130 Interstate Commerce Crt. Bldg. 100 & 200
Alabaster, AL 35007

Chattanooga, TN

(423) 212-8210
(423) 226-3582
214 Industrial Park Dr.
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

Huntsville, AL

(256) 344-6717
(256) 445-9070
2415 Jordan Road
Huntsville, AL 35811

Knoxville, TN

(865) 290-1305
(865) 290-1306
3028 E Governor John Sevier Highway
Knoxville, TN 37914

Mobile, AL / Biloxi, MS

(251) 250-1901
(251) 220-3457
3131 Hamilton Blvd.
Theodore, AL 36582

Montgomery, AL / Columbus, GA

(334) 209-5411
(334) 203-4899

Nashville, TN

(615) 246-7220
(615) 235-0525
1519 Heil Quaker Blvd.
LaVergne, TN 37086