Is Carbon Fiber Repair Really As Effective As Advertised? Sterling Heights, MI
Do you have foundation cracks? Are you looking for an effective way to repair foundation wall cracks? Advances in technology have seen the development of a variety of construction materials and changes in construction methods. The introduction of carbon fiber for foundation repair has changed how professional contractors approach foundation repair. However, many homeowners still don’t trust this revolutionary product to provide them with the results they want.
How does carbon fiber work?
Carbon fiber foundation crack repair involves the application of carbon fiber straps or staples to cracks in the foundation. Carbon fiber is a material that consists of thin polacrylonitrile strands that are interwoven to form a fabric of high tensile strength. The strands that make up the fabric are taken through cycles of heating and cooling to achieve a stronger bond in the molecules that form the strands.
Carbon fiber is one of the strongest materials in the construction industry. It has the highest tensile strength and even surpasses steel. It will not stretch or break when under incredibly high tension. Steel I-beams are known to be able to resist up to 40,000lbs of tension. However, carbon fiber straps can withstand up to 10 times as much pressure.
Thus sheets or staples applied to foundation walls are able to resist further movement of the foundation walls. Carbon fiber straps are placed along bowing walls to prevent further movement of the walls. Carbon fiber staples are used to repair cracks and prevent further expansion of the cracks.
Great things come in small packages
Carbon fiber is becoming more popular with professional contractors not just for its strength but also for the many other benefits it offers.
Installing carbon fiber straps is a quick and easy process for professional contractors. The job can be completed within a few minutes or hours depending on the severity of the damage. Installation can be done by a small team, bringing the costs of repair down for the homeowner.
- It doesn’t take up floor space
Carbon fiber is installed right on the wall with the movement. Unlike steel beams, carbon fiber doesn’t take up any floor space. Homeowners therefore don’t have to give up precious square footage to the foundation repair.
Carbon fiber foundation crack repair is not a gimmick. In fact, it is one of the best foundation repair solutions available. Discuss your needs with a foundation repair contractor to learn more.
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