…homeowner get a wall anchor system installed on bowed, cracked, leaking basement wall… efflorescence etc.
WHY… would a HI say/recommend this? ](*,) #-o#-o
He brings up ‘get the wall waterproofed’ but what does he mean, what does he think is ‘waterproofing’… an interior system? The wall needs to be hand dug out in order to relieve,help lessen, the pressure/weight and the exterior of wall has exterior cracks, needs to be waterproofed.
IF… he means the, ‘HO needs to get a wall anchor SYSTEM installed’ (wall anchors and an interior basement system), then he’s wrong and could certainly lose his fee and maybe get ____, yep.
A ‘SPECK’ of truth from Ohio, the glorified basement doctor… Ronnie G.
(and i do mean a speck, got that?) :mrgreen:
Bowed, cracked basement wall.
1:15 … goes something like, ‘We’re seeing a lot of contractors using CARBON FIBER straps because it is an EASY INSTALLATION and…
they are basically SCAMMING the CUSTOMER’
Well no chttttttt sir! It took you decades to say this, figure this out? #-o
Would like to repeat that because its ummm, vaguely IMPORTANT!
– A lot of contractors use carbon fiber straps because it is EASY (for them, duh!.. a money maker) and they are S C A M M I N G the CUSTOMER!
That video, that wall, better get hand dug out, waterproofed and correctly backfilled outside, got that? Or is the G man gonna install another pathetic interior basement system and some wall anchors or beams, sheesh.
G man says the wall is failing because DUH contractor should not have used this product. :-k
Hey… YO, the wall is failing because of EXTERIOR lateral soil pressure etc!
Unbiased opinions on basement wall failures.
Scroll down to… Basement Wall Failures, cause… resolution!!! Hello
U S Army Corps of Engineers, Amherst NY, basement wall failures etc
'Cracking can also occur when stresses induced by lateral pressure exceed the strength of the wall…the most common crack is a… (step crack)…long horizontal crack… third crack type is a VERTICAL crack…
Slapping some carbon straps or wall anchors on ANY interior basement wall does NOT remove, relieve, lessen ANY lateral soil pressure or other weight acting upon/against the wall!!
Plus, when a wall block, brick wall is bowing in… there are EXTERIOR cracks/cracked parging, that’s right. That’s where the water gets in and can certainly cause x-amount of efflorescence/mold etc on inside wall.
Does Fairfax tell homeowners who have cracked, bowed basement walls to…
install some carbon straps or wall anchors and install an interior system??? HUH?
Do they tell people to LEAVE the clay, or roots etc, on/against the exterior wall?
Do they tell people NOT to waterproof the exterior wall?
Other than Mr Marcel, here is one of a FEW builders who ‘get’, ‘understand’ backfilling.
6th paragraph…'foundation walls should be backfilled with GRAVEL (not dirt) from the footing all the way…UP…this type of drainage prevents water and saturated soil (lessens pressure against the wall), from building up horizontal hydrostatic pressure against the wall.
‘This pressure will CRACK WALLS, cause leaks, and in a worst case, collapse the wall inward’
Wall anchors installed here… did the wall anchors remove, relieve, lessen ANY exterior pressure against the wall? No.
Just like carbon straps, wall anchors are just another means, more expensive means to jack around homeowners when they should be, hand digging the dumb walls and waterproofing and backfilling them correctly. Shtt, IF anything, sometimes, they may be used in conjunction with excavating and exterior waterproofing, but interior system companies do not do this, hello!
The homeowner in photo 4, she’s not happy… eh.
Another bowed wall… exterior cracks etc… the homeowner called 2 other companies, both inside TURDS, who told him he only needed an interior system and sump pump!@#@!@! UN----BE---------------------lievable.
Same wall, same house… another reason (cause), the exterior of walls need to be waterproofed!!!
Home inspectors should not be recommending wall anchors, inside systems or tell people to raise and slope the grade when the homeowner has exterior cracks or bowed wall etc but as usual, few listen, few give a shtt and seems, many THINK they know this subject. Ok fine, its your business, just don’t CRY when your called back, lose your fee or, possibly get sued.