Foundation Repair Case Studies: Carbon Fiber Stabilize Utica, KY Foundation Walls
There are two foundation walls in this Utica, KY home that need to be reinforced due to bowing. There is not much room on the exterior of the home, so wall anchoring is out of the question. After meeting with Damon Chetham with Healthy Spaces, the homeowners determined that a carbon fiber reinforcement system from Foundation Supportworks called ArmorLock would be the best fit for their home and their budget.
ArmorLock Carbon Fiber Anchorage System stablizes and reinforces foundation walls from inward movements. First, the installation team saturated carbon fiber straps with high-strength epoxy resin. Then, the straps are adhered to the foundation wall. Third, the entire system is bonded with high-strength epoxy resin top coat.
The homeowners can now finish the basement space in whatever way that they would like. They can rest easy knowing that their walls are reinforced and stablized.
Owner: Tim Runyon
Foreman: Steven Joseph
Project Manager: Damon Chetham
First, the wall is prepped for the carbon fiber application
Here is a close up of the prepared area.
Next, the adhesive is applied to the carbon fiber straps.
The carbon fiber sections are applied to each area.
The carbon fiber will keep the wall stable and the basement can now be finished however the homeowner would like.