Foundation King uses a proven technique for wall stabilization called a ‘dead-man’ wall pull back system for wall straightening. The wall is excavated to the footing at a width of approximately two feet. The wall is pulled plumb (vertical) as much as possible before being stabilized. To stabilize the wall, holes are drilled into the wall at predetermined locations approximately 5’above the footing. Steel rods are driven through the newly drilled holes in the foundation wall and driven into the soil outside the property to a distance of approximately 12’. On the other end of the steel rod, holes are dug at the end of each rod to a depth of approximately 4’. A steel plate and nut are attached to the end of the rod, and then the hole is filled with concrete to a depth of approximately 12” below the surface. Once the concrete is set, the building is gently lifted off the foundation wall. Tension is applied to the inside of the wall and the wall is pulled to plumb and the building is then lowered back onto the foundation wall. Depending the on the remaining repair plan for the property, a drain tile can be installed, and a waterproofing system can be installed.