In order to reach its maximum potential all buildings require a well built and sturdy foundation. Once at its peak, the rest of the building follows suit. For your foundation repair and construction, carbon fiber reinforcement is the best solution despite the status of your current foundation.
If you are having any issues with the structure or condition of your basement walls, carbon fiber remains the best solution to fix these problems. In addition to the fixes carbon fiber also acts as a preventative structural support.
Why Do You Need Carbon Fiber Straps?
Poor bowed and badly cracked walls will require carbon fiber straps. Hydrostatic Pressure (the force water exerts against an object) causes walls to give and ware.
Carbon fiber is one of the strongest materials and has one of the highest tensile (pull) strengths known to exist. Despite high pressure and tension carbon fiber does not stretch or break. Because of this it is an important material to use when building a foundation as it will keep basement walls from bowing and cracks from expanding.
For instance, a steel I-beam used in foundation repair can resist 30,000 to 40,000 lbs of tension, and can stop a wall from bowing. But a four-inch wide carbon fiber strap can withstand 8 to 10 times that much pressure, and is less 1/8-inch thick.
Homeowners appreciate a fast, non-invasive solution that gives them more living space, and improves resale possibilities. Also, the repair is nearly invisible when complete.