Wall Anchors

Wall Anchors

Foundation Wall Straightening in Peoria, Cedar Rapids & Nearby

Proven Solutions to Straighten Bowing or Buckling Foundation Walls

If you have problems with bowing or tilting walls, your home's structural stability could be in jeopardy. Bowing or buckling foundation walls compromise your home's structural integrity, creating an unsafe environment and leaving your home vulnerable to costly damage.

Our experts at MidAmerica Basement Systems can diagnose the problem and recommend a proper solution to permanently straighten your bowing walls. We install wall anchors that provide a durable, permanent solution to stabilize your walls and potentially straighten them back to their original position.

If you notice your walls starting to bow or buckle, contact our experts at MidAmerica Basement Systems to see how we can help! You will meet with one of our foundation specialists who will conduct a thorough assessment of your foundation and walls and answer all of your questions about wall anchors. We gladly offer free estimates to our customers throughout our Illinois and Iowa service area, including Cedar Rapids, Peoria, Davenport, Waterloo, Iowa City, Rock Island, Dubuque, Moline, East Peoria, Clinton, and nearby. Contact us today to schedule yours!


Basement walls that are showing signs of bowing, buckling, and tilting can get worse over time, and they should be addressed before finishing the basement.

However, most homeowners will want to finish their basement and enjoy the space right away, and wall anchors may take some time before your wall has returned to its original position.

Your foundation repair expert can talk with you about options to quickly and effectively restore your foundation wall to its original, straight alignment.


What causes foundation walls to tilt?

The main culprit for tilting walls is the soil in the ground that surrounds your foundation or basement walls. As the soil shifts, it can put an immense amount of pressure on your walls and cause them to bow or tilt inward. Rainstorms cause the soils to become saturated with water and expand in size and push up against your walls.

As the soils continue to expand and shift, it will cause more problems for your walls and they will continue to become more damaged and eventually fail. In order to completely repair your failing wall, the problem soils must be addressed first.

Signs of Failing Foundation Wall

It’s important to be able to recognize the signs of wall failure in order to know when to call in the experts. If you ever notice any of the following signs, contact our team to see if wall anchors are a good option for your home:

  • Wall cracks, horizonal or stair-step
  • Diagonal cracking at corners
  • Inward bowing or bulging
  • Walls tilting at the top

At MidAmerica Basement Systems, we offer permanent solutions to stabilize your walls and potentially straighten them back to their original position. Our wall anchor systems are designed to provide stability and support for your walls in order to avoid these common problems. 

The GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System

At MidAmerica, we use the GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System manufactured by Supportworks. They are designed with galvanized steel for its durability and corrosion-resistant material. The GeoLock™ system can be installed quickly and includes a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty along with our own performance warranty. Once installed, the GeoLock™ Wall Anchors provide stability for your walls and prevents them from bowing or tilting in the future.  


The Geo-Lock™ Foundation Wall Anchor System

This wall anchor system drills deep down into the soils to provide your walls with permanent stability. They can be tightened and adjusted over time to give your walls additional support if needed.

Advantages of The Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchor:

  • Little disruption to home and lawn 
  • Installed year-round
  • Permanently stops inward movement of walls
  • Potential to straighten walls over time
  • 25-year manufacturer's warranty

The Geo-Lock™ Street Creep Repair System

This street creep system uses a two-step repair method. New expansion joints are installed to relieve pressure along the driveway, then a wall anchor system is installed to repair any of the foundation walls that have been damaged. 

Advantages of Our Street Creep Repair System:

  • Little disruption to garage floor
  • Installed year-round
  • Permanently stops inward movement of walls
  • Potentially straightens walls
  • 25-year manufacturer's warranty



Hide-A-Way® Wall Anchor Covers

The Hide-A-Way® Wall Anchor Covers give your basement a great finished look after the wall anchor system is installed. They are designed to snap on over the wall anchors to cover them and give your basement a more finished, clean look. The wall anchors can still be easily accessed if they need adjustments over time. 

Advantages Over Stone, Ceramic, and Marble Tile:

  • Easy access with snap-on design
  • Provides a neat, clean appearance
  • Sleek, low-profile design aligns with the wall

How We Install the GeoLockā„¢ Wall Anchor System

1Excavate Perimeter of Your Foundation

First, we must excavate the soil around your home’s foundation to prepare it for the wall anchor installation. This step is usually only necessary for emergency wall straightening, which we will determine before we install the system. Once the perimeter is excavated, we are ready for the next step.

2Install the Earth Anchor

Earth anchors must be installed in order to attach the anchor rod that will hold the system in place. Our crew will dig holes where each anchor will be installed in order to prep the placement of the anchor.

3Prepare Foundation Wall

Small holes will be drilled into your foundation, which is where the steel rod will be installed that will extend through your foundation and into the soil where the anchors were placed. These holes are very small and do not disrupt your foundation’s structure.

4Install Wall Plates

Wall plates will then be installed on the inside of your foundation wall that will attach to the steel rods. Once the rod is secured to the wall plate, your walls will no longer tilt or bow.

5Straighten Walls

Our crew will begin to tighten and adjust the system to try and straighten your walls back to their original position. This may or may not be possible depending on the condition of your walls, but the anchor system will ensure that there won’t be any further movement.

6Clean Up

Our crew always makes sure to clean up the mess and leave your home looking just as good as it did when we arrived. We can also install the Hide-A-Way® Wall Anchor Covers to hide the anchors for a clean, finished look.

Choose MidAmerica Basement Systems for Foundation Wall Straightening

Our experts at MidAmerica Basement Systems are ready to help you restore your home's structure and value. We gladly offer free estimates to our customers throughout Davenport, Peoria, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Iowa City, Rock Island, Dubuque, Moline, East Peoria, Clinton, and many surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate!

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MidAmerica Basement Systems
4525 Buckeye Street
Davenport, IA 52802