Basement Wall Strap
Basement Wall Strap
***USE DISCOUNT CODE BWSTRAP5 IF PURCHASING 10-19 STRAPS FOR 5% OFF PURCHASE. AUTOMATIC DISCOUNT OF 10% APPLIED WHEN PURCHASING 20 OR MORE STRAPS***
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The Basement Wall Strap system is intended to permanently repair a cracked and/or inward bowed foundation wall and to prevent the wall from tipping in at the top. The straps will not remove the crack or bow in the foundation wall but permanently prevent the wall from bowing in any further or collapsing. The straps act as steel reinforcement on the interior face of the wall. Once the stretch-resistant straps are applied, the wall will be prevented from bowing any further. The straps are secured to the wall at the top and bottom using 3/8” diameter concrete expansion anchors. The top of the straps is anchored to the sill plate using two ¼” diameter x 1.5” long structural screws.
Our product is designed for foundation walls that are up to 8’ tall with a backfill height of 8’ (earth should be even with top of exterior side of wall) for up to class III soils (60 PSF lateral load); class III soils are usually the worst soils encountered. The straps should be installed so that they are spaced at 16” on center. If walls are less than 8’, the bottom excess length of the strap can be trimmed off.
The straps are galvanized steel, 1.25” wide, 0.31” thick and 8’-6” long and come pre-drilled with the holes. The product comes complete will all of the bolting hardware, and masonry drill bit. The hardware is also galvanized steel.
Bowed basement wall repair.
Recently, on my finished basement remodel I discovered one of my basement walls had bowing and shearing due to outside water pressure. I had called several basement repair companies who all sold similar solutions. All of the repair quotes 2x to 3x the cost of the steel wall straps. They were very easy to install, with virtually no preparation work and went in very easy behind electrical and wall framing! The directions were easy to follow, and all the materials were included in the sale for installation. I'd be willing to provide pictures with my testimonial as that was the only thing the comapny and product is missing.