What Are Earth Anchor Systems?


A mini series on earth anchor systems, what they do, and why we sometimes use them for foundation repair. Home improvement can be complicated, but not with Dry Guys!

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Today we’re going to talk about wall anchor systems. A wall anchor system is a galvanized steel anchor that is embedded in your virgin soil around your home. Virgin soil is that soil that has been untouched and never excavated. When they build your home, they dig a hole and that is back-filled. The virgin soil is the fill outside of that. So it’s about twelve, fifteen, sixteen feet away from your house. So you want to put the anchors in virgin soil because that’s going to give you your best opportunity to hold that wall in place. If you do it in loose back-fill soil it just won’t hold and the anchor will actually come through with the steel plate. The galvanized steel anchors are anchored to steel wall plates in your home via a steel rod that is pushed through the soil. The wall anchor system will hold your wall in place without any need of further adjustment. However we do recommend having their wall adjusted and if you do so do it during a dry period.

Gunite Basement Repair And When To Use It

Gunite is often used in basement construction and repair. The versatility of gunite makes it a good choice for repairs, and it adds strength while leaving a smooth surface. Gunite can be sprayed into foundation cracks with little or no prep work and it not only adheres to previous applications of gunite, it can also be applied to most surfaces including cracked concrete and crumbling rock walls.

Crawl Space Debris And Your Home

The crawl space, under the foundation, is a favorite location for homeowners and workers to dispose of or store assorted debris. This poor maintenance practice can do damage to a home. Not only is there a potential that such debris will attract wood destroying organisms but, on occasion, flammables and clutter left under a home can lead to a serious problem such as a fire.

Termite Extermination

Termites are a huge pest to homeowners. If you have a termite problem and it is left untreated, these tiny bugs can literally eat you out of house and home. Here is some information on termites and how termite extermination can save your home.

Termite Defense – What Can You Do To Eliminate Termites?

Termites and the damage they leave behind are a major problem for many homeowners across the United States. And once these pests get their foot in the door so to speak, they are hard to get rid of. Here are some of your best options when it comes to termite defense.

Dry the Basement Before Transforming It

Underground rooms are best if they do not contain any leaking that lets the wetness come in and cause harm to anything of value kept here. You definitely do not want the water to harm the betterment of the home or the people in it.

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