Carbon Fiber for Wall Reinforcement
Carbon fiber presents a long-term, stable repair option for bowing walls that does not involve any intensive installation process. Carbon fiber reinforcers are ideal for situations requiring a cost-efficient, durable, and minimally invasive repair. The ease of installation is part of what makes carbon fiber so much cheaper than traditional steel solutions in the long run.
- Strength: Carbon fiber has incredibly high tensile strength- up to 10 times stronger than steel.
- Impact: Being far less intrusive than steel, carbon fiber is installed with minimal damage or disturbance to walls.
- Speed: Installing carbon fiber systems is a fast and efficient process.
- Cost: Carbon fiber is cost-efficient method of wall reinforcement.
- Multi-purpose: Fixing cracks with carbon fiber is practical for both interior and exterior wall repair.
Carbonbond Carbon Fiber System
The CarbonBond Structural System is a patented technology that integrates the advancements made in aerospace to produce solutions for homes. The system is strong, yet safe and economical.
The CarbonBond Structural System is used as a reinforcement of concrete and block basement walls. In particular, Woven Carbon Fiber straps can prevent damage by providing 10 times the strength of steel to resist soil pressure against basement walls.
Using high strength Polyurethane to fill the existing void, and high tensile strength Carbon Fiber sheets to stop any further movement, the CarbonBond System stops cracks in their tracks. With Carbon Fiber materials stronger than steel, CarbonBond bridges the forces to fix the crack.
- No excavating or drilling as the CarbonBond System installs easily without need for heavy or noisy equipment.
- Compared to steel, Carbon Fiber is over 10 times stronger, much thinner (only one-tenth of an inch), and 40 times lighter.
- CarbonBond repairs are completely maintenance free because they never will corrode like steel.
- With the ease of installation, its incredible strength, and the durability of Carbon Fiber, it’s easy to see that no other choice makes sense.
Carbon Fiber Installation
A certified technician should determine whether this is truly the best option for leaning walls. You can choose to waterproof the interior of the cracks before the reinforcers are installed.
The installation itself is exceedingly simple. The cracked surface is prepared; adhesive is added, and the carbon fiber is firmly pressed against the wall. Either woven or laminate carbon fiber can be used, and the walls can be cleaned and painted following installation. If done properly, there will be no visible changes to your home apart from the cessation of the wall bowing.
Carbonbond can be installed in a simple, 4-step process:
- Inject polyurethane into the crack to stop water leakage
- Prepare surface and apply primer
- Bond carbon fiber to the surface to cover the crack
- Apply final coat of epoxy