Wall Anchor / Tieback Systems
In addition to the compressive loading capabilities of helical anchors in the Brackett Support System, they offer outstanding solutions for retention applications as well. In fact, when the first helix anchors were manufactured for utility companies, that is exactly what they were created for. The Brackett System offers solutions for failing basement wells, seawalls, bulkheads and retaining walls, or any other retention application. The drawing below is the typical basement repair plan, followed by photos of actual retention applications.
Pictured here are tieback anchors installed to support a new retaining wall. The new wall will be built around the ends of these anchors and tension will be applied to hold the wall in place permanently.
This is an example of the severity that a basement or retaining wall failure can reach. If left unrepaired, the hydrostatic soil pressure on this wall will cause its ultimate collapse.
Once the excavation has been completed on a residential application, the tiebacks are screwed into the ground at approximately a 20° angle. These anchor shafts will extend through the basement wall and attach to retention plates that will ultimately pull the wall back to a plumb condition.