Advanced Basement Systems Case Studies: Stabilizing a Failing Foundation in Pain Court ON

Saturday, January 11th, 2020 by Ben Bates


The foundation was failing in this Kent County home, easily evidenced by the horizontal crack and inward bowing of a wall in their basement. Further, these homeowners were experiencing water intrusion on two exterior walls. 

The continuing structural instability could potentially render this home inhabitable, additionally, the family could not enjoy their downstairs space due to the leaky basement wall. 



Our team installed the GeoLock® Wall Anchor system, which are specifically designed to help with inward buckling and any future wall movement.  Made of galvanized steel, these anchors are stabilized to the hard-packed soil beyond the foundation walls. 

Once the wall anchor system was in place and appropriately tightened, our team waterproofed the leaky wall. The homeowners can now enjoy their structurally sound and dry home!


Project Summary

Inspector: Tom

Crew Leader: Kevin

About the author
Ben Bates lives in the Chatham-Kent area and has been involved in the basement, crawl space and foundation industry since 2008. He has a passion for improving homes the right way and knows what it takes to waterproof, encapsulate or stabilize homes in Ontario. He assists with over 900 projects per year.

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