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Super-strong strips. The CarbonArmor® system utilizes epoxy and carbon fiber strips to strengthen and stabilize foundation walls that are cracked or bowed.
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 American Waterworks 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. When it comes to repairing foundations, American Waterworks are the experts! Contact us today to schedule a free estimate for foundation wall repair in Fargo, Minneapolis, Rochester and nearby!
The CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System, developed by Foundation 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.
Signs of foundation damage are usually easy to spot. Foundation walls built from concrete block typically crack along joint lines between blocks, forming a horizontal crack near the mid point 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.
Super strong, but nearly invisible. After cleaning the wall to ensure good adhesion, the technician masks off each carbon fiber strip location and saturates the masonry with epoxy. The CarbonArmor® reinforcement becomes part of the wall structure, and can be hidden with a coat of paint.
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.
Stop inward wall movement. The ArmorLock® system consists of straps and brackets that connect CarbonArmor® reinforcement strips to the building’s perimeter framing.
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.
The experts at American Waterworks use CarbonArmor® strips to reinforce a repaired crack in a foundation wall.
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 American Waterworks 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.
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 American Waterworks at 1-844-801-9520 to speak with our team of experts or contact us online and schedule an inspection and estimate for reinforcing your foundation.
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