When there are cracks on walls, that is a shining red flag that repairs need to be done and soon.
A licensed, home repair contractor will install carbon fiber strips. Carbon fiber strips are epoxied to a foundation wall, either concrete or block.
Walls that have developed horizontal cracks from bowing, due to lateral pressure, are the best candidates for carbon fiber strips. Carbon fiber is a high-strength strand that is woven into a fabric that is virtually unbreakable and does not stretch. When used for structural foundation repairs, it is epoxied to the damaged wall at intervals determined by the type and severity of the damage.
Typically, they are installed four feet apart, nearly flush with the wall surface and painted to match surrounding walls. These strips often take the place of steel beam pilasters which are traditionally used to secure a wall. Carbon fiber straps are not for all walls. Walls that have sheering in at the bottom, or walls that have bowed in more then two (2) inches.
Our experienced home structural repair team at M Taylor Enterprise will visit your home or business in the Montgomery County, MD, Silver Spring , MD or Washington, D.C. area and give you an estimate on your foundation wall repair. We get the job done quickly and efficiently. Call us at (301) 649-3406 or email us at email@example.com.