Foundation cracks and bowing are serious problems that will worsen over time if not corrected. The experienced foundation repair specialists at AquaGuard Foundation Solutions 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.
Symptoms of Failing Foundation Walls
If you’re experiencing structural problems of any kind with your foundation walls, we’re the contractors for you. We have solutions for a wide variety of issues, including the following:
- Horizontal or stair-step cracking
- Diagonal cracking at corners
- Inward bowing or bulging
- Walls sliding inwards
- Walls tilting inward at the top
Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System
Each of our wall anchor systems is custom-designed and installed by our own certified and highly qualified foundation experts. Permanently stabilize your basement walls, offering the best opportunity to straighten the walls without the cost and disruption of foundation replacement.
Heavy-duty, galvanized earth anchors are embedded in stable, undisturbed soil outside your foundation wall. Each anchor is connected by a steel rod to a wall plate that provides clamping pressure against the inside of the foundation wall. This method also offers the potential straighten the wall back to its original position.
Our CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System
The CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System uses stronger-than-steel materials to repair foundation walls. Developed by Foundation Supportworks, this reinforcing system is a state-of-the-art solution used to fix cracked and bowing foundation walls. CarbonArmor 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 & stabilize basement walls
- High-strength epoxy resin absorbs pressure from the wall
- Requires no outside digging
- Most installations completed in less than one day
Solve Tilting Wall Problems with CarbonArmor & ArmorLock System
Soil pressure causes the top of your home’s foundation wall to tilt inward, requiring extra reinforcement to keep it stable and re-straighten it. ArmorLock is designed to be used in combination with CarbonArmor to create a superior reinforcement system. A super-strong carbon fiber strap is fused to each ArmorLock strip and anchored to a heavy-duty steel bracket. This locks the foundation wall to the rim joist, preventing soil pressure from pushing the top of the wall further inward. Foundation repair specialists will decide how many carbon fiber strips will be required to properly reinforce the wall, after that, the installation process goes quickly. Once the repair is complete, the strips will “disappear” when the entire wall gets a coat of paint.
PowerBrace Wall Repair System
Outside pressure from soil and water can cause foundation walls to buckle, bow or tilt inward. The PowerBrace is a foundation wall repair system that’s designed to stabilize failing basement walls and potentially straighten walls over time. The steel i-beams stabilize the wall in its current position without any further adjustment. Over time, PowerBrace can be tightened to make bowing or tilting walls straighter and more vertical.
- No outside excavation required
- Can be tightened to allow for improvement of the wall over time
- All components are zinc-coated for rust resistance
- Neat, clean appearance in the basement
- Minimal disruption of basement space
When possible, we recommend repairing bowing or buckling foundation walls with Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. However, this system requires access to the earth outside of the foundation and, sometimes, property line issues eliminate this as an option. So, when outside access is impossible, our experts will examine your foundation and determine what the best repair strategy will be.