View of the cracks in the bowing foundation wall. A GeoLock steel rod is being inserted into the soils on the otherside of the wall, which will then be secured to an anchor to stabilize the wall.
GeoLocks in place on a raised, bowing foundation wall.
The other side of the raised foundation wall was a garage space with a concrete slab. In order to reach the soils to install the GeoLock anchor, a hole needed to be dug to catch the steel rods coming through the soil.
The hole for the GeoLock anchors was backfilled and compacted. To help with stabilizing the newly poured concrete which would be added to resurface the slab, rebar was installed first on top of the soil.
Once backfilled and reinforced with rebar, new concrete was used to resurface the garage slab to complete the project.
This home in Watertown, MA had a raised foundation in the back, as it sat on the top of a hill with its backyard sloping downwards. The soils on the interior of the raised foundation were settling and pushing outward, forcing the wall to bow, crack and settled. Erickson Foundation Supportworks installed GeoLocks and Push Piers to stabilize the wall.