Repair for Horizontal Crack and Bowed Basement Wall



HORIZONTAL CRACK AND BOWED BASEMENT WALL

 

WHY DO CRACKED AND BOWED WALLS EVENTUALLY COLLAPSE?

 

Typically, foundations are stressed when pressure (hydrostatic pressure, expansive soil or lateral earth movement) is exerted on the outside of the foundation. This causes walls to crack and separate beyond their tensile capacity. If not stopped, or properly reinforced, foundations could collapse.

 

CARBON FIBER SYSTEM HELPS MINIMIZE THE DAMAGE!

 

When Carbon Fiber Reinforcer is applied to the foundation, it counteracts further outside pressure on the wall, taking the tension force to tensile load that the concrete or mortar joint cannot. For every increase in pressure, Carbon Fiber supplies an equal and opposite resistant force making the wall stronger; helping to eliminate shifting, expanding, cracking or bowing.

“The Reinforcer” is a patented state-of-the-art system developed by professional engineers. A combination of space-age polymers and carbon fibers has been processed into a material that is virtually impossible to stretch.

Less than 1/16” thick, it is a perfect material to use on basement foundation walls to resist outside pressure.

After Waters Basement Services Applied Carbon Fiber Reinforcer to the Basement Wall.

Carbon Fiber Reinforcer Applied to Basement Wall to Correct Bowed Wall


Before & After Photos