Carbon Fiber Repair for Residential Applications
That dank, damp, a little musty “basement smell” happens in homes of all ages, and it isn’t something to ignore. Often the reason for the smell is cracks in the foundation or basement. These cracks can grow larger over time and do more damage to the integrity of the home, which is why it’s imperative to fill the cracks as soon as possible.
The biggest factor contributing to damp basement walls isn’t sudden downpours; it’s a problem of poor drainage. For a home’s long-term health, ensure that downspouts run at least a few feet away from where your home’s foundation meets the ground—and downhill if possible. Without this precaution, water can pool near your home’s foundation, creating hydrostatic pressure and stress on your walls. It’s a recipe for a wet basement.
When saturated with water, soil—particularly clay soil—expands around the house. Then warmer weather causes the ground to shrink and pull the concrete apart with it. Over time, this can cause the foundation to crack and compromise the moisture barrier.
Repair Basement Cracks with Carbon Fiber
When Foundation Repair is needed, woven carbon fiber may be a recommended solution. There are many benefits to using a woven carbon fiber system. Carbon fiber reinforcement will eliminate moisture, provide future waterproofing security, and give a homeowner peace of mind that your basement is livable and not harming your home’s value.
Benefits of Using Carbon Fiber Crack Repair
Prevents future damage
Protects homeowner’s investment
Intech Anchoring’s Carbon Fiber system is an ideal choice for foundation damage of 2″ or less in width because it provides maximum stability repair without requiring invasive drilling or excavation in a basement. Woven fiber comes in uni-directional and bi-directional options, allowing for the resistance of movement in one direction or two directions, respectively. The type of carbon fiber for the repair will be dependent on the severity and characteristic of the offending crack.
An added steel angle at the top of the wall effectively concludes the repair. The finished product can easily be painted over to blend in with the space and contribute to a clean, comfortable living area. This fix is permanent, as carbon fiber repairs require zero maintenance. With carbon fiber strengthening concrete cracks or repairing damage, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that these systems are high strength and developed to last.
Carbon Woven Fiber Installation
Installation itself can be accomplished with a team of 1-3 members, and only relies on a few simple tools and steps:
- First the crack is injected with either epoxy or urethane, depending upon the condition of the fracture.
- Then the injected crack is concealed with carbon fiber strips, which reinforce the wall and prevent further damage.
With no welding, digging, or excavating required, the set-up, installation, and cleanup processes are minimally disruptive to your home. Perhaps the most significant benefit of working with Intech Anchoring for carbon fiber repair is that we will deliver it with everything you need. We have designed and developed wall repair kits that come in a bucket with all the tools and accessories that you could require. This all-in-one solution reduces the chance of human error and decreases your labor time. One of the most significant advantages is that it can be applied bi-directionally. This feature eliminates the possibility of human error. Single directional application leaves the room for mistakes and wasted time on re-applying.
Why Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete Repair With Intech Anchoring?
Intech Anchoring is more than just a low-cost provider; our products come with the advantage of our services. We’ll make recommendations based on your unique requirements and offer personal assistance on the job site to see that everything is executed correctly.
When you have concrete cracks, damaged areas in a foundation wall, or leaking cracks in basement walls, you can count on Intech Anchoring to deliver the tools and expertise that you need.
To learn more about our carbon fiber products and wall repair kits, contact Intech Anchoring today.