Rear Retaining Wall Failing


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The homeowners were getting ready to sell this home, but one of the items flagged by the home inspection was the structural failure of the rear exterior retaining wall. The homeowner contacted Helitech wanting to know the options of saving the wall, rather than removing and replacing.

The exterior retaining wall was made of poured concrete and approximately 14 linear feet long and 8” thick. The wall had rotated inward 6-8”.


After the initial site visit conducted by Helitech, the estimator and on staff engineers put together a recommendation to excavate the rear of the wall and install two A.B. Chance helical tieback anchors to pull the wall back straight.

The project was completed in 1.5 days and Helitech was able to successfully straighten the wall. The homeowners were ecstatic with the results and were comforted knowing that Helitech had engineers on staff. Also, being in a resale situation, they were pleased with the fact the helical anchors came with a transferable lifetime guarantee to pass on to the new owners and also did not require any maintenance like the traditional plate and rod type anchor.

5 star(s)

Danny L.

Fenton, MO

I’m writing to extend my appreciation to all the folks that worked on my foundation. Everyone involved with this project deserves accolades for their work. I’m very happy with the result. I recently had a very bad experience with Pier Magic. They had to come out numerous times to fix mistakes and attempt to finish work that they failed to complete due to their incompetence. As you can imagine, this experience left me with little confidence. Helitech went above and beyond to repair the disaster that Pier Magic left.
Jon Meyer was a pleasure to work with. He provided a high level of customer service which made the whole process seamless. Scott was a major player in the success and quality of work. As a matter of fact, Scott was the foreman on a job that I had done in Spring 2016. He was familiar with my situation and worked very hard to complete the job in a timely manner. I would like to mention all members of the crew that made this project a success. All members played a key role in the quality and success of the project. In addition, everyone was very professional and courteous throughout the whole process. Please pass this note on as a thank you to the crew of Scott, John, Tim, Corey, and Bradley.
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