Wall Reinforcing Systems
Our CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System uses stronger-than-steel materials to repair foundation walls
Foundation wall cracks and bowing basement walls are signs that your foundation is in need of repair. Our CarbonArmor® 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. The experienced foundation repair specialists at Baird Foundation Repair 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.
CarbonArmor® offers many benefits for foundation repair
- 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
The CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System, developed by Supportworks, 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.
The sooner you repair damaged foundation walls, the better
Signs of foundation damage are usually easy to spot. Foundation walls built from concrete blocks typically crack along joint lines, 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.
Carbon fiber straps and epoxy make a low-profile repair
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 CarbonArmor® 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 CarbonArmor® & ArmorLock®
When soil pressure is causing the top of the foundation wall to tilt inward, extra reinforcement is required.
This is where the ArmorLock® system can come to the rescue. ArmorLock® is designed to be used in combination with CarbonArmor® reinforcement. With the ArmorLock® system, a super-strong carbon fiber strap is fused to each ArmorLock® 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 ArmorLock® system takes up very little space, there’s usually no need to relocate ductwork and other basement equipment.
Use CarbonArmor® 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 CarbonArmor® strips in a wall stitch repair. Your Baird Foundation Repair 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 CarbonArmor® wall stitches.
Make sure your home is supported by a stable foundation from Baird Foundation Repair
We specialize in a variety of permanent solutions for stabilizing the foundation, repairing wall cracks, and straightening bowing basement walls. Don’t wait until the problem gets worse. Contact Baird Foundation Repair to schedule an inspection and estimate for reinforcing your foundation.