Tie Backs / Wall Anchoring

Tie Backs / Wall Anchoring

Sometimes installing steel beams against walls aren’t enough.  We use a method by pouring concrete behind the wall far enough way to undisturbed soil.  This reinforced concrete has steel that comes out of it and goes through the existing wall.  Then we use steel plates on the face of the wall that anchor it all in place.  This is sometimes called a seawall anchor.  These tiebacks/anchors have never failed us.  Many engineers still use this system today when designing walls.  We feel that if it’s good enough for them to us then why change it.

Common Questions

Tiebacks

My concrete poured basement wall that is leaning in and I was told it needed to be replaced. Can I move it back to the original position and save it?

Yes.  The process may require digging out the basement from the backside.  We can then pour a seawall anchor with tiebacks and use plates to hold it all together.

Tie backs / Wall Anchoring

My brick wall has bucked and started leaning. What can I do to fix it?

We can tear down the brick wall and install a reinforced anchored block wall behind it to retain the soil.  After the wall is in place, we can then rebuild the brick wall so that this never happens again.

Tie backs / Wall Anchoring

What can happen if I do not anchor the wall?

It will more than likely fail and collapse.

Tie backs / Wall Anchoring