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Over the years, foundation repair methods have evolved. In the past, steel I-beams were the only way 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 Your Building 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 Rhino Carbon Fiber®. With Rhino brand carbon fiber, we are able to provide many repair solutions for your home and basement. 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.

If you are in need of a repair solution for basement floor cracks, foundation cracks, or bowing or leaning basement walls, contact Bay Area Underpinning today.

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