Foundation Repair in North and South Carolina

Foundation Repair in North and South Carolina

Wall Anchor Installation for Gantt Residence, Lake Norman

Residential Foundation Repair

Basement wall crack

Crack before repair.

Digging holes for Earth Anchors, Lake Norman

Holes being dug for earth anchors.

Wall Anchors Installed, NC

Anchors being tightened.

Digging footer for back wall of home

Crack in wall after installation.

Project: Gantt Residence—Lake Norman
Location: Troutman, North Carolina
Date: November 2009


The Gantt residence is a ranch-style home with a full basement that was built in 1972. The homeowners had been trying to sell the home for more than a year, but due to the severe bowing basement wall and water intrusion problems, potential buyers were not interested. The homeowner decided that in order to sell the home and restore its property value, these problems needed to be permanently resolved so that the asking price for the home would not have to be reduced by 20-25%.


Supportworks of the Carolinas remedied the problem by installing eight (8) Supportworks Wall Anchors on the cracked and bowing foundation wall. Earth anchors were embedded deep into the soil twelve feet out from the damaged wall. The earth anchors were then connected to steel wall plates on the inside of the basement by a 3/4" threaded rod. Once all of the anchors were installed, the wall anchor system was tightened, and the basement wall was pulled back to its original position, closing many of the cracks in the walls. The moisture and mold issue was corrected by installing a WaterGuard® perimeter drain system and a SuperSump® sump pump. The installation of the wall anchors and waterproofing products enabled the homeowner to retain the value of the home and give assurance to prospective buyers that these problems had been effectively remedied.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Supportworks of the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC

Certified Inspector: Ron Weatherly, Supportworks of the Carolinas

Structural Products Installed: (8) Supportworks Wall Anchors™

Additional Products Installed: (86) linear. ft. of WaterGuard®, (2) WaterGuard® Ports, (1) SuperSump®, (1) LawnScape® Outlet

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