Basement & Wall Solutions

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Ram Jack West has a variety of products and services for issues affecting basements, basement walls, retaining walls and more. Keeping your basement a healthy, usable space is vital to the overall value of your home. Bowing basement walls, cracks in basement walls, and leaking basement walls can all be a sign of a major structural problem with your basement. Tieback anchors, carbon fiber straps, and drainage solutions are just a few of the basement solutions we offer. Our Ram Jack West foundation specialists can recommend the best solution based on our professional evaluation of the specific issues affecting your basement.

Ram Jack West: Your local Wall Repair & Basement Experts

Ram Jack’s helical tieback anchors can be used in a variety of repairs including retaining walls and seawalls. These tieback anchors can sustain the wall against lateral pressure and in most cases, these repairs are much more affordable than replacement options. In some cases helical tiebacks have been used in combination with our polyurethane foam injection to completely restore a seawall.

Helical Tie-back Anchors

Similar to a Helical Pier, this system is installed to a specific torque and depth to achieve a pre-designed capacity. Ram Jack's helical tie-back anchor is a steel shaft with round helix plates used to reinforce walls for lateral stability. Our helical anchors are rotated into the ground much like a screw into wood. With one end of the tie-back secured to the wall, the tie-back is rotated into the ground at an angle to sustain the wall against lateral loads.

Our piles are manufactured from high strength carbon steel tubing with couplings on the ends to allow them to be connected together as necessary to achieve the desired length. Minimal to no excavation is required. Helical anchors are commonly used in the repair of both retaining walls and basement walls, transferring tension loads from the existing foundation to a soil suitable for the load.

Soil Anchors

Commonly referred to as a "dead man" anchor, this system uses bearing plates or a concrete trench to resist wall movement. An anchor plate is secured to the inside face of the wall. A rod is driven out into the soil to a specified distance and connected to a plate or concrete, which in turn pulls on the wall to help hold it up.

Carbon fiber straps combine the technologies of high strength carbon and Kevlar in a woven mesh to provide tensile reinforcement to existing walls. The Fortress Support is a carbon-fiber system that is a Kevlar grid strap designed to sustain walls that have fractured or bowed due to water damage or other causes.

This system revolutionizes concrete crack repair by combining carbon fiber stitching embedded in a hardened epoxy with a structural polyurethane grout injection. The dual surface seal carbon fiber stitching prevents cracking fatigue and distributes load to solid concrete. This revolutionary system arrests any further movement and is much more affordable compared to outdated techniques that involve excavation, steel I-beams, or cumbersome unsightly supports.

Retaining walls prevent sliding soil and erosion while offering protection for nearby structures. Ram Jack West’s helical piles can sustain and support failing retaining walls. In order to provide maximum stability, our piles are installed at the necessary angle for your situation in a battered array. The piles are installed into the ground with one end attached to the retaining using specialized brackets.

We offer support for retaining walls which may have the following issues:

  • Cracks
  • Soil pressure
  • Bowing of the wall
  • Horizontal movement

Whether its foundation repair, polyurethane injection, or securing a retaining wall, we provide you with quality work that ensures you have a repair you can rely on. Ram Jack West continues to hold a high standard in craftsmanship and we have extensive experience protecting structures against the effects of erosion and moving soil.

Sea wall integrity is critical for waterside properties. Seawalls protect property from erosion by any body of water including lakes, ponds, rivers, inlets, and the ocean. Seawalls also protect property from flooding and poor drainage. If the seawall on your property is failing, you could be risking serious property damage. If you suspect your seawall is in need of repairs, it’s important to call Ram Jack West for an on-site evaluation.

How to know if your seawall is in need of repair:

  • Cracks
  • Soil pressure
  • Bowing of the wall
  • Horizontal movement