BASEMENT WALL REPAIR SERVICE OPTIONS:
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Carbon Fiber Bands are 4- 6 inches wide, and approximately 8 foot in length. The bands are centered over cracks to stabilize horizontal and vertical movement.
Horizontal bands are installed on 2 foot centers. The bands will run:
- From top to bottom
- Over separating corners
- Over vertical cracks in basement walls.
Vertical bands are installed over horizontal cracks on 4 foot to 6 foot centers that have top and bottom restraints to combat poor construction or hydrostatic pressure. In some cases horizontal bands are installed to prevent lateral movement.
CARBON FIBER SERVICES
NEED TO FIX A CRACK IN YOUR BASEMENT WALLS?
GUARDIAN FOUNDATION REPAIR, LLC OFFERS CARBON FIBER INSTALLATION SERVICES IN KNOXVILLE, JOHNSON CITY, & THE SURROUNDING TN TRI-CITIES!
Carbon Fiber Bands are used when the foundation wall has vertical or horizonal cracks caused by hydrostatic pressure. Hydrostatic pressure is caused usually from poor drainage such as over flowing gutters or clogged downspouts or a negative slope towards the home. When the water has nowhere to go, it settles in a low area and the soil expands causing the basement wall to bow inward and create a long straight crack in the mortar joint of the basement wall. If not repaired the wall would continue to bow inward and a more significant repair would be needed.
CARBON FIBER INSTALLATION PROCESS
First, we grind the wall where the Carbon Fiber band will be installed. If the band is being applied horizontally, we place the material 4′ on either side of the crack. Then we apply an epoxy to the wall in order for the Carbon Fiber band to adhere to the wall. Next we install the Carbon Fiber band and use top and bottom restraints to secure the ends to the top of the block wall and to the bottom of the block wall. Finally, we apply a heavy layer of epoxy to cover the Carbon Fiber band.
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