Laminate Carbon Fiber
A Laminate Carbon Fiber system from MDTI is superior technology that offers a durable solution to mend cracks in your clients’ basement walls and floors. As with most cracks, the constant, shifting, pressure and moisture from the surrounding soil erodes the strength of a home’s foundation, often resulting in bowed walls and running cracks that can allow water into the interior area of a home. MDTI can provide you with high-quality laminate carbon fibers to complete repairs for these homeowners.
What is MDTI Laminate Carbon Fiber System for Contractors
Carbon fiber laminate consists of ultra thin layers of tough carbon fibers – the same material that is used to make items from surfboards to airplanes. It’s light, tough, and ideal for foundation repair. How does this apply to a leaky basement? Laminate carbon fiber strips prevent damage by providing 10 times the strength of steel to resist soil pressure against the basement walls and floor. Carbon fiber concrete repair costs a fraction of traditional steel dowels and requires less heavy equipment and disruption in the home, yet provides the same strength support as ½” steel plates.
Installation of Laminate Carbon Fiber Systems
Stitches are cut into the surrounding concrete and carbon fiber laminate is inserted into the cuts. The crack and carbon fiber strips are then sealed with a sealant. The entire process is fast and efficient as there is no welding required. Other foundation stabilization products are more invasive. For example, wall anchors involve drilling walls, excavating the area, and running stakes into the ground – a more intrusive and costly process. By catching issues early enough, homeowners can choose carbon fiber as a non-disruptive means of crack repair.
Benefits of Using Laminate Carbon Fiber
The repairs are waterproof and can enhance the flexural capacity of steel reinforced and unreinforced masonry walls by more than four times the original capacity. The high stiffness of these carbon-based products can stop lateral wall movement without the problems associated with steel alternatives including corrosion, aesthetics, obstructions, and lower strength capacities – all while costing less than other foundation stabilization products. Laminate carbon fiber works inside or outside and on a variety of surfaces, making it a great solution for a variety of repair needs.
You can trust MDTI to be your wholesale laminate carbon fiber supplier. We’ll investigate your situation and determine if carbon fiber is right for your fix. Contact us today for a quote.
- Masonry Walls
- Tilt Up Walls
- Residential Basement Walls
- Concrete Slabs
- Ease of installation
- Incredible high tensile strength equal to ½ inch steel plate
- Extremely high modulus, yet semi-rigid
- Weighs 4 oz. per linear foot
- 70% fiber to 30% resin
- 0.05 inch thickness
- 4 inches wide
- Less intrusive than steel
- No welding
- Speed of construction
- Minimal disruption
- Low cost
- Interior or exterior applications