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When foundation walls begin to buckle, bow or tilt inward, homeowners are correct to be alarmed.

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The SettleStop Foundation Wall Brace System

What It Does:

Outside pressure from soil and water can actually cause foundation walls to collapse.

The SettleStop™ Wall Brace is designed to stabilize failing basement walls with the capability to straighten walls.

Our SettleStop™ Wall Brace offers a permanent solution to straighten your basement walls and in most cases, bring them back to their original location.

Features And Benefits

  • Installs without use of heavy equipment
  • Triple-galvanized for corrosion resistance
  • Lawn and landscape will not be disturbed
  • Capability to straighten walls
  • Restores property value
  • Conceals with basement finishing
  • Restores structural integrity and stops further inward movement

Bracing Your Bowing, Buckling Foundation Walls

When possible, we recommend repairing bowing or buckling foundation walls with SettleStop® Foundation Wall Anchor System.

However, this wall anchor system requires access to the earth outside of the foundation. Sometimes, property line issues eliminate this as an option.

When outside access is impossible, ask our authorized foundation specialists to explain the advantages of the SettleStop™ Wall Brace System.

Our experts will be able to examine your foundation and determine if this repair strategy is the best fit for your structural issues.

SettleStop™ employs a unique, patented approach to stabilizing and straightening bowed and buckled foundation walls over time.

Bracing Your Bowing, Buckling Foundation Walls
Lower quality I-beam systems will rust and deteriorate over time. TheSettleStop Wall Brace is triple-galvanized for long-term corrosion resistance.

Installing the SettleStop Wall Brace System

The SettleStop™ Wall Brace can be installed with no disruption to outside soils or landscaping. This foundation wall system installs quickly in your home, immediately and permanently halting the inward movement of your foundation walls.

SettleStop is a wall repair system based on strong steel I-beams. The I-beams and their support hardware have a special rust-resistant zinc coating to ensure that your system will look and perform like new for decades to come.

Our foundation experts will determine how many SettleStop supports are required for your wall repair. Before a SettleStop Wall Brace support is installed in your home, it must be cut to size.

Based on the wall height of your basement, we will cut each beam to the appropriate height.

Next, the top of each brace is attached to a floor joist near the mudsill at the top of the wall. The specially designed bracket is bolted to the floor joist and contains a large-diameter bolt for adjusting and tightening after the installation.

A SettleStop Wall Brace installation will not damage your floor framing. To ensure proper performance of this wall repair system, one of our certified foundation contractors will inspect the strength of your floor joists prior to recommending this repair strategy.

The SettleStop Foundation Wall Brace System works best when each I-beam is perfectly plumb or vertical. The contractor will use a level to fine-tune the position of each beam in preparation for the next step.

At Foundation Systems of Michigan, we take pride in the lasting quality of each of our installations. We stand by each SettleStop installation with our 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects, as well our installation warranty.

To complete the installation of your SettleStop System, each beam will be attached to your concrete foundation floor with a special, bolt-in-place bracket.

Unlike other foundation wall repair methods that install from the inside of the foundation walls, the SettleStop System spans the entire height of the foundation walls. This makes the SettleStop system suitable for repairing walls that bow and buckle from the middle.

Additionally, the SettleStop can repair walls that are sliding inwards from the bottom or tilting inwards from the top.

The SettleStop System includes a unique, patented adjustment mechanism that is unlike any other I-beam foundation wall repair system.

The bracket that anchors each I-beam to a floor joist includes a long bolt that can be tightened over time to advance the I-beam. This can force a bowed or buckled foundation wall back toward is original vertical & straight position. Straightening potential depends on several factors, including soil conditions outside the foundation.

Your Foundation Wall Repair Contractors In MI

At Foundation Systems of Michigan we want to help you restore your bowing, buckling, tilting, or shifting foundation walls back to their original, structurally stable condition. To help you decide if we’re the company for you, we offer free foundation wall repair quotes throughout our Michigan service area.

We proudly serve Livonia, Ann Arbor, Saginaw, Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Battle Creek, Toledo surrounding areas throughout Michigan and Northern Ohio.


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Grand Rapids Office

5985 Clay Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Livonia Headquarters

32985 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150

Rochester Hills

2817 Bond St.
Rochester Hills, MI  48309

Toledo Office

5555 Airport Hwy
Toledo, OH 43615

Traverse City Office

3805 Elmers Industrial Drive
Traverse City, MI 49685