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Over the years, foundation repair methods have evolved. Steel I-beams were only used to repair bowing or rotating walls. This method is still being used today, but carbon fiber has recently grown in popularity. The use of carbon fiber has also evolved. Years ago, carbon fiber was used to support and strengthen concrete bridges, foundations and other heavy structures. Because carbon fiber has rigid strength, today it is widely used as a structural foundation repair solution in the Bay Area.carbon fiber repair for bay area ca

Do you have bowing or cracking walls? You may need carbon fiber repair. Look around your basement for shifting or moving walls. These signs could indicate serious structural damage that need immediate repairs. Fortunately, Bay Area Underpinning offers the perfect solution: carbon fiber repair. We'll work with you to find the best repair solution to eliminate settlement under and around your foundation. Most settlement is caused by hydrostatic pressure in the soil that increases when soil absorbs too much water. Excess water creates stress against foundation walls, causing them to bow and crack over time. The sooner the problem is fixed, the more money you could save on foundation repairs.

Bay Area Underpinning uses a full line of carbon fiber basement repair products by Earth Contact Products (ECP). ECP is the leading manufacturer in underpinning products, so you know you're getting the latest products on the market to ensure positive results. Together with Rhino™ brand carbon fiber, ECP provides many repair solutions for your home. Rhino™ products are 10 times stronger and thicker than other carbon fiber products. It has incredible strength and durability, making it the number one choice for carbon fiber repair. Our team of experts can install the carbon fiber repair kit that consists of the following components:

  • Bowing Wall Laminate: Hydrostatic pressure causes causes cracks in masonry and basement walls. Laminate straps help minimize wall movement.
  • Bowing Wall Fabric: Fabric straps counteract with hydrostatic pressure to help reduce shifting and movement of the wall.
  • Wall Crack Repair: Carbon fiber is placed over wall cracks to strengthen the cracked area. No drilling is required.
  • Floor Stitching Repair: This pre-cured carbon fiber stitching system is designed to bridge shear forces that causes cracks in floors.

Benefits of Carbon Fiber Repair in the Bay Area

Carbon fiber strips are an effective foundation repair method used to support and strengthen your basement walls. Carbon fiber installation requires a skilled, trained professional that can accurately measure and install your carbon fiber. The installation process is relatively simple, yet effective. First, the surface is prepped and primed. Second, a mixture is applied to the carbon fiber. Next, carbon fiber is placed over the affected crack. Finally, the project is complete. The surface can be painted.

Carbon fiber offers many benefits for settling homes in the Bay Area. It is made of high tensile strands that are woven into fabric. They do not stretch or break which helps stabilize walls and prevent movement. Additional benefits include:

  • Simple, quick installation process that can be completed in a day
  • Strong, durable material
  • Cost effective solution that is cheaper than steel beams
  • Requires no maintenance from the homeowner
  • Goes undetected and can be painted over
  • Repairs cracking and bowing foundation or basement walls
  • Environmentally friendly
  • No maintenance
  • Use Rhino™ carbon fiber, resins and installation tools
  • Lightweight
  • Little change to structure's shape

Bay Area Underpinning knows how important it is to protect your home against foundation damage. That's why we'll work with you to prevent soil-related issues around your home, so you won' t encounter future foundation issues. We want to make sure your home is structurally sound so you can save money in the long run. For all of your carbon fiber repair needs in the Bay Area including in the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento, CA, contact Bay Area Underpinning today. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have about your property, and provide free estimates.