Serving NYC, Bronx, New York City, Brooklyn
If you have cracked or bowing basement walls, there is now a high tech solution available to solve your problem. The CarbonArmor&trade Wall Reinforcing System takes product development conducted by aerospace engineers and the U.S. Department of Defense and applies to the problem of damage foundation walls.
This same technology is used to support bridges, skyscrapers, and bomb shelters, and the experts at Quality 1st Basements can now use it to stabilize building foundations that have sustained damage such as cracks and bowing. If you have any of these issues in your home, call us today at 1-844-237-3440 or click below to learn more about how we can help you. We offer free estimates on foundation repair services in the Bronx, New York City, Brooklyn and the surrounding areas.
There are several common signs of foundation damage, depending on the type of foundation you have in your home. Concrete block walls generally crack along joints between the blocks, forming a horizontal crack at the mid-point of the wall and "stair step" cracking in the corners.
If your foundation is poured concrete, you are most likely going to see diagonal cracks that go from the bottom corner of the wall and extend to the top center of the wall. With both types of foundations, cracks are often accompanied by bowing walls.
Foundation cracks and bowing are obviously serious problems that will worsen over time if not corrected. The experienced professionals at Quality 1st Basements will help you identify the conditions that are causing these problems and determine the best strategy to permanently repair your foundation.
The CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System is an ideal repair solution for cracking foundation walls. With a few simple steps, we can install this system on your walls and begin repair your walls.
To begin the installation process, we'll first determine how many straps need to be installed and where. This is based on the severity of the damage to the wall and the amount of pressure being exerted on it. We will also clean the wall to prepare it for installation.
Once the set-up process is complete, straps will be cut to length to match the height of the wall. Both the strap and the wall will be saturated with a high strength expoxy resin, with the strap then being adhered to the wall. A final topcoat of expoxy resin is then applied, completing a sleek, strong installation. This is much less instrusive than a process such as installing steel I-beams, and it can be concealed by paint or drywall if you so choose.
The combination of high-strength epoxy resin and carbon fiber strap material is —pound for pound—stronger than steel. The aerospace industry has come to rely on the light but strong characteristics of carbon fiber technology, and the U.S. Dept. of Defense uses the same strapping technique to reinforce bomb shelters. With this kind of a pedigree, the CarbonArmor® System allows homeowners to stabilize bowing foundations quickly and affordably.
At Quality 1st Basements, we pride ourselves on providign the best foundation solutions available. We will always work with you to identify your unique problem and the right strategy to fix it. If you have any foundation problems in your home, call us today to get a free estimate! We proudly serve in Brooklyn, New York City, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Flushing, Astoria, Queens, Elmhurst, Ridgewood and throughout the surrounding areas.