For years homeowners would do foundation repair, with wall bracing, to hold their walls from pushing in further. The basement wall would move in further tightening the wall braces and if the bracing were strong enough it would hold the wall at that position. We now have a basement wall repair system that will not only repair and hold the buckling and bowing walls; it will actually push the bowed walls back again. Wall bracing can be done to different kinds of walls, such as, block, poured, wood, clay tile, etc.
Pushing the bowing foundation wall back with the Gorilla® Bracing System is not complicated and can be installed by almost anyone.
This is wall bracing that is designed to push the wall back using three floor joists, eliminates twisting and side pressure on the floor joists. This gives you a safe and secure basement repair, eliminating future wall pushing problems. Gorilla® Wall Braces work well, are permanent, and will restore your bowing walls.
NOTE: The steel wall beam is to be bought at your local steel yard. It would be too costly to have them shipped to you.
Bulging wall repair begins by fastening the floor bracket with heavy duty screw anchors to the basement floor, then attaching the pushing rod bracket to the floor joist every 4 ft. to properly do the wall bracing job. The tube bracket holders are attached to the two neighboring floor joist, utilizing 3 floor joists, giving additional pushing power in the home foundation repair.
The basement wall repair is made to push the buckling wall back, when the pushing rod applies pressure to the wall brace. Applying continued pressure on the buckled wall, over a period of time, the bulging wall will be moved back. In cases of severe bowing wall damage, foundation repair can be made to the basement walls by installing the wall bracing and running a 6 inch trenching machine or a narrow back hoe outside of the moving wall. This allows the buckling walls to be pushed back by the installed wall braces and the bowing wall will be straightened the same day.
One of the advantages of wall bracing is that it can be done inside the basement, year around and in most cases there is no digging up the yard. Basement wall repair, of buckling walls, with pushing braces is less costly than other methods. Wood floor joist is not the only place Gorilla® Wall Brace can be used. Many of the newer houses, with bowing walls have 16-24" I joists made with 2" x 4" bridging, steel bridging and others made with plywood. They can have the Gorilla® Wall Brace system attached to them with minor modifications.
Most homeowners are capable of successfully attaching the Gorilla® Wall Brace to the modern "I floor joist". Also, Gorilla® Wall Braces can be installed where there are no floor joists, such as basements that are constructed with spancrete at the ceiling. We have a special pushing bracket that can be attached to the spancrete.
Also the Gorilla® Wall Brace should not be used in areas, such as, stairways, wood basement walls, cupboard areas, hot water heat registers along the wall, and walk out basement opposite wall. In these areas or circumstances we recommend using our Hold-Right anchor system that uses an earth anchor placed in the ground approximately 10 ft. from the building to pull the bowing wall straight again. Furthermore, straightening walls gives you the assurance and security that you can finish off your basement walls. We had a gentleman tell us - - - it works just like braces on your teeth!
Straightened walls raise the value of your home, taking away the pushing wall worry and giving you peace of mind. Don't wait, caved in bowing walls are painful and very costly.
One of our customers was given an estimate to straighten and secure his bowing walls and thought it was too expensive. He was warned by the salesperson not to wait too long as the buckling walls might give way. He wasn't concerned about it then, but called us one year later to have three protruding walls secured. He then explained that a heavy rain had collapsed one of his pushed in walls so he was not taking any more chances with the other three cracked and pushed in walls. Sometimes waiting is costly! Use the Gorilla® brace system to give yourself the assurance this will not happen to you.
Notice: *If you have an extreme case where the floor joists are rotten, insect or bug eaten or very soft wood, do not order this system to
straighten your pushing walls. Use our wall anchor system instead.
You can order a Gorilla® Wall Brace System, direct from us, if we do not have an installation dealer in your area. Please call for the password to order information or ask any questions.
"We were really impressed from start to finish."
I recently completed the installation of the 8 Gorilla Wall Brace kits we ordered and I wanted to take a moment to write about how well it worked out.
I found the DVD to be very helpful and the accompanying instructions to be clear, useful and concise. The brace kits themselves were very well made, robust, and installed just is the instructions indicated. After installing the first one, and getting the hang of the process, the others went in remarkably quickly.
I think your product is extremely well made, reasonably priced, effective, and well within the capabilities of a reasonably handy homeowner.
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