Case Studies: Geo-Lock Anchors Rincon, GA

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 by Nancy Videon

Challenge

This two-story home was constructed on a .3 acre low-lying lot which backed up to a woody area. The homeowner previously had the lot filled and raised with dirt with a timber retainage wall for support. The soil started to push out, causing the timber wall to become unstable.

The homeowner had our Inspector evaluate the wall to make a plan to strengthen and support the retainage wall.

Solution

The Lowcountry Basement Foundation Team installed nine (9) Geo-Lock anchors to stabilize the retainage wall. Galvanized earth anchors were embedded deep in the stable soil 12' out from the foundation wall. The earth anchors were connected to galvanized steel beams on the exterior of the retainage wall by threaded, galvanized steel rods. Once all of the Geo-Lock anchors were installed, the system was tightened, and the retainage wall was pulled back and supported. The nine (9) Geo-Lock anchors were installed in 1-1/2 days.

Best of all, the engineered system provided peace-of-mind to the homeowners knowing their home's retainage wall was once again stable and secure.

"Everyone was extremely friendly. I appreciated the project updates throughout the process." Timothy H.

Project Summary

Inspector: Robert Videon

Project Foreman: Russell Hester

About the author
Nancy Videon lives in the Savannah area and is the co-owner of Lowcountry Basement Systems, along with her husband Robert. Nancy is an expert in basement, foundation, and crawl space problems and solutions of all types. She also serves as the CFO and manages the office at the company.

our service area

We serve the following areas

Georgia
  • Girard
  • Keysville
  • Sardis
  • Waynesboro
South Carolina Our Locations:

Lowcountry Basement Systems
145 Commercial Ct.
Rincon, GA 31326
1-912-289-8774