Our Carbon Fiber™ Wall Reinforcing System uses stronger-than-steel materials to repair foundation walls.
What it does:
The Carbon Fiber Wall Reinforcing System, developed by AquaGuard, is a state-of-the-art solution used to fix cracked and bowing foundation walls. Carbon Fiber reinforces and stabilizes basement walls utilizing the same technology used by the U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, and aerospace engineers to reinforce bomb shelters, skyscrapers, and bridges.
- Made from fiber-reinforced polymer that’s 10-times stronger than steel
- Specifically designed to reinforce and stabilize basement walls
- High-strength epoxy resin absorbs pressure from the wall
- Requires no outside digging
- Most installations completed in less than one day
- Life-of-Structure Warranty
Foundation wall cracks and bowing basement walls are signs that your foundation is in need of repair. Our carbon fiber basement wall repair solutions can help reinforce your bowing walls and repair cracks. Foundation cracks and bowing are serious problems that will worsen over time if not corrected. Our experienced foundation repair specialists can determine what conditions are causing this foundation damage. By accurately diagnosing the cause of the foundation problem, we can determine if carbon fiber wall reinforcement is the best solution for your foundation.
The sooner you repair damaged foundation walls, the better
Signs of foundation damage are usually easy to spot. Foundation walls built from concrete block typically crack along joint lines between blocks, forming a horizontal crack near the midpoint of the wall and “stair step” cracking at the corners. Cracks in poured concrete walls often display diagonal cracking extending from the bottom corners of the wall towards the top center. With either type of foundation, cracks can be accompanied by sections of wall that bow or tip inward. Super strong, but nearly invisible. After cleaning the wall to ensure good adhesion, the technician masks off each carbon fiber strip location and saturates the masonry with epoxy. The Carbon Fiber reinforcement becomes part of the wall structure, and can be hidden with a coat of paint.
Carbon fiber straps and epoxy make a low-profile repair
Stop inward wall movement. The Carbon Fiber system consists of straps and brackets that connect Carbon Fiber reinforcement strips to the building’s perimeter framing. Once our foundation repair specialists know how many carbon fiber strips will be required to properly reinforce the wall, the installation process goes quickly. High-strength epoxy is used to adhere the Carbon Fiber strips to the wall and to enhance each strip’s strength. Once the repair is complete, the strips will “disappear” when the entire wall gets a coat of paint.
Solve tilting wall problems with Carbon Fiber Straps
When soil pressure is causing the top of the foundation wall to tilt inward, extra reinforcement is required. This is where the Carbon Fiber system can come to the rescue. Carbon Fiber is designed to be used in combination with Carbon Fiber reinforcement. With the Carbon Fiber system, a super-strong carbon fiber strap is fused to each Carbon Fiber strip and anchored to a heavy-duty steel bracket that’s lag-screwed to the rim joist.
Locking the foundation wall to the rim joist will prevent soil pressure from pushing the top of the wall inward, away from this perimeter framing. Because the Carbon Fiber system takes up very little space, there’s usually no need to relocate ductwork and other basement equipment.
Use Carbon Fiber wall stitches to reinforce wall crack repairs
A cracked foundation wall can be repaired using polyurethane injection, epoxy, or patching mortar to fill and seal the crack. Whichever technique is used, the repair can be reinforced using Carbon Fiber strips in a wall stitch repair. Your AquaGuard Foundation Solutions technician will epoxy a series of strips across the crack, significantly improving the overall stability of the wall. To make a solid crack repair even stronger and more stable, you can’t beat the performance offered by Carbon Fiber wall stitches.