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Wall Anchors Fix and Protect a Failing Retaining Wall in Howard, OH

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 by Holly Richards-Purpura


During the seven years that he has lived in his house, a homeowner in Howard, OH, noticed problems outside his home were worsening. A retaining wall separating the attached garage and side yard was cracking and tilting.

The owner was worried the retaining wall could eventually collapse and affect the safety and structural integrity of the property. The owner wanted to find the right repair solution to address these problems, so he began to search the Internet. After he found information about Ohio Basement Authority, the owner was eager to contact us for further guidance.

One of our inspectors then visited to evaluate the condition of the retaining wall as well as measure it for movement. He found that along with various cracks, the retaining wall showed significant separation in various spots, as much as one inch. One challenge to consider was the brick pavers on the ground adjacent to the retaining wall, but our inspector was able to recommend the perfect repair solution.


Eric Estell and his crew then installed four Wall Anchors on the retaining wall. These heavy-duty anchors not only reinforce the wall, their unique design also allows them to be tightened for wall improvement.

First, a trench was created far enough away from the retaining wall on the other side of the brick pavers in order to install the earth anchors that are part of the system. Small holes are then drilled through the retaining wall. Galvanized steel rods are driven out and earth anchors are installed and attached to the rods. Once the earth anchors are attached to the exterior portions of the rods, wall plates are attached to seat the earth anchors.

The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing this trustworthy repair has helped him create a safer living environment.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Foreman: Eric Estell

Products Installed: Wall Anchors


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