Wall Stabilization Services for Commercial Structures in Birmingham, AL
Walls are a crucial component of any commercial or industrial building, providing necessary support for the entire structure. However, even the most structurally sound walls may begin to bow and crack over time due to pressure exerted on them by the rest of the structure. When this happens, it’s extremely important to remediate this damage to prevent further deterioration or even collapse. At Engineered Solutions of Georgia, wall stabilization is one of our areas of expertise. We offer a variety of services to commercial customers throughout the Birmingham, Alabama, area, and we would be happy to assist with your project.
Ensuring the Stability of Your Building’s Walls
Some of the most common wall stabilization techniques we use include:
- Installing soil nails – Commonly used in the construction of retaining walls, soil nails can also be used to stabilize building walls that abut against soil. This process involves installing large, stainless steel rods and securing them with grout.
- Helical tiebacks – Similar to installing soil nails, this method uses threaded metal anchors that are driven through the wall at an angle until they bite firmly into a solid substrate. This transfers the load of the bowing wall to the adjacent soil.
- Carbon fiber supports – When walls bow from lateral pressure exerted on them by outside soil, carbon fiber supports can be used for wall stabilization. These heavy-duty carbon-Kevlar straps have an incredibly high ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of more than 200,000 pounds per square inch. During installation, they are anchored to the top and bottom of the wall and bonded to the wall surface with an epoxy.
To determine which of our wall stabilization techniques would be most effective at repairing your building’s walls, our structural engineering team will perform a thorough inspection. Based on our findings, we’ll recommend one or more of the above services to restore structural integrity to your building, ensure the safety of your employees and patrons, and help your building stand strong for many years to come.
Get Started Today
Contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia today to learn more about the wall stabilization services we offer to commercial clients throughout Birmingham, AL, and beyond.