Exterior hydrostatic soil pressure can have a dramatic effect on the stability of your foundation and basement walls. This soil pressure adds load, pushing against the foundation wall, and may cause it to bow or move inward from its original position, known as shear slide. If not corrected, the foundation wall will eventually fail, affecting the structural integrity of the home.
Structure: Residential CMU Block Foundation
Foundation wall had previous Tie Back Repair. Because of continued bowing and load of soil, a shear slide at the second course of blocks from bottom occurred.
Material Used: Fortress Carbon Kevlar Grid Straps and 5/8" re-rod shear pins.