Carbon Fiber Straps
Carbon fiber technology was originally used in the military and aerospace industry because of its high strength and ability to resist elongation. Carbon fiber can provide reinforcement to your basement walls by putting the interior of your wall under compression so that continued cracking and bowing cannot occur. This solution doesn’t typically eliminate the existing bow in your wall, but it does stop it from getting worse.
Bowed Wall Carbon Fiber Straps
- Area to be repaired is cleaned and roughed up with a grinder to allow for adhesion of straps.
- Open cracks are cleaned out and filled with hydraulic cement or RCF Structural Epoxy Injection Resin.
- Carbon fiber straps are adhered to the wall using an epoxy, spaced out as necessary.
- After the epoxy cures, the wall can be painted, allowing the straps to blend in visually with the surface of the wall.
FEATURED TEAM MEMBER
Jamie has owned the Lafayette/Terre-Haute location since 2006 and worked for A-1 since 1999. He is the one you might see when you request a free estimate. Or, you might just find him on the back of a truck making sure your job is getting the attention it deserves. After working for almost 20 years this franchise owner has seen a lot and leveled even more!
Greg L. and Nate did a beautiful job in filling the voids under our porch, sidewalk, and driveway. I researched several competitors, and received three bids on our job, and we are so glad we chose Greg at A-1. I had hired them years ago for a sidewalk leveling when we still lived in Huber Heights. Now we're in Lebanon and I reached out to him on the off-chance he covered our area down here, too. He came in person to size up the job, discussed the options to fix the problems (voids under the concrete were threatening to collapse parts of our driveway, sidewalk, and porch) and he advised us on how to prevent a recurrence in future. What's more, he priced lower than the competitors! What a joy to work with such honest, caring, and talented people! The repair looks fabulous!