Carbon Fiber Foundation Wall Repair
When you notice vertical, horizontal or stair-step cracks on basement walls or if the wall is bowing inward, it’s a sure sign that pressure against your foundation is causing structural damage to your home. Fortunately, when these warning signs are caught early enough, the right carbon fiber system can reinforce your damaged walls and stabilize them – permanently.
Carbon fiber straps may be used as a stand-alone repair for walls with minor cracks or for walls that have bowed inward no more than two inches. When damage is more severe, additional foundation repairs may be necessary in order to reestablish the structural integrity of your home. Once the walls have been pushed back, carbon fiber straps may then be added as additional support to prevent future movement.
Before installing any carbon fiber system for wall repairs, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure the repair will be as effective as intended.
- Carbon fiber straps work best on concrete or block foundation walls
- Paint/debris must be removed from the wall where carbon straps are to be placed
- Spacing should not exceed 4 feet on center
- Carbon fiber straps should not be spaced apart more than 4x the thickness of the wall
Watch Keystone Basement Systems install a carbon fiber wall repair system.
If you’re unsure if carbon fiber straps are the right repair for your cracked walls, KBS will send a certified specialist to inspect your foundation, at no cost and no obligation. Click the button below to be taken to our service request page. Completing the service request does not guarantee a specific day or time, but is used as a guide for us to provide you with the best service possible.
What You Should Know About Carbon Fiber Wall Repair Systems
Whether you’re the DIY type or you’re looking for a local Pittsburgh foundation repair company, be aware that not all carbon fiber wall repair systems are created equally. Neither are the manufacturer or installer warranties that come along with sub-par products.
The most common problem with carbon fiber systems is necktie attachment failure. Most carbon fiber repairs are attached only to the damaged wall, which allows continued wall movement below the end of the strap. For this reason, manufacturers and installers who continue to use these products have adjusted their warranties to exclude any damage to the frame of your house or movement above or below the ends of the carbon fiber straps.
At Keystone Basement Systems, we use carbon fiber wall supports that have the strongest weight-to-strength ratio available on the market. Our patented carbon fiber wall repair systems use sill plate brackets that attach the straps to the foundation base and house framing, whereas other repair systems are simply attached to the damaged wall with an epoxy.
That’s why ours is the only carbon fiber system on the market that can prevent movement of your walls at the top, middle and bottom.
KBS provides a transferable lifetime warranty on all carbon fiber wall repairs that is good for as long as your house is standing. In addition, we will come back every 5 years to inspect our repairs and perform any required maintenance AT NO ADDITIONAL COST.Get Pre-Approved