Basements are held in place at the top by the first floor, and the bottom by the basement foundations lab. When the center portion of the wall is not strong enough to hold pressure from the external soil, they can bow inward. A basement foundation has failed when the structural integrity is compromised. When this happens, the wall can develop a horizontal or vertical crack.
The One Time Solution
CARBON/KEVLAR STRAP-OVER 4X’S STRONGER THAN STEEL
Patented Epoxy Rivet Technology guarantees the strongest adherence to the wall
Factory epoxy-saturated carbon insures maximum efficiency
Post-tensioned to ensure maximum strength
Anchors to Rim Joist, ensuring strongest anchor point possible
Anti Shearing keeps the wall from sliding
Anchors below slab and into foundation
Fortress was the first company to develop a top-of-wall anchor for basement wall repair.
The Fortress top anchor is post-tensioned after installation.
This ensures that the top anchor and wall are engaged under tension, and holding fast, when the job is complete. No other company has a post-tensioned wall anchor.
Bolting to the rim joist is safer. The sill plate is not adequately connected to the floor joist to carry the load.
The Fortress top anchor is mechanically fastened to the rim joist, not the sill plate. By connecting to the rim joist, the Fortress top anchor engages the building's floor system, providing a stronger, more durable anchor. This prevents any movement of the basement wall.
A stronger connection.
Many older homes do not have enough sill plate-to-foundation wall connections to ensure that the sill plate will hold under stress. Engaging the floor system (first story floor to top of basement wall) provides the strongest, safest connection.