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To take care of bowed walls, Quackers Waterproofing can install the Fortress Stabilization System. This system has been specially-designed to strengthen basement walls and push them back to their original position. We know that there are a lot of other products on the market which promote the same amazing results. However, the Fortress Stabilization System has been proven to be effective at successfully taking care of leaning foundation walls in hundreds of homes in the area.
At Quackers Waterproofing, we have a crew of professionals who have been trained in the proper way to go about installing this bowed wall repair system. We know that your home is likely your biggest investment, and you don't want just anyone working on your foundation. With our experts, you can rest assured knowing that they will install the foundation repair system correctly and your bowed wall problem will be a thing of the past!
For more information about this bowed wall repair system, please give us a call . We have a staff of foundation specialists on hand who will be able to address any questions or concerns you have about this product or the installation procedure.
A foundation's primary purpose, whether it is block, poured, or stone, is to support the compressive load of the building. However, these building components are generally weak in tensile strength and lateral forces. Thus, concrete and other building materials incorporate reinforcing materials, such as rebar, to increase the lateral load capacity of the foundation wall. Sometimes, these reinforcing methods are not enough and lateral forces can overcome the strength of the wall.
A bowed basement or foundation wall can occur as a result of soil loads pushing against the wall and often times they are discovered when evaluating wet basements. Compounded with depth and other factors and the lateral forces surpass the foundation's original resistance to these loads. Over time, these factors can produce lateral bending and the foundation or basement wall becomes bowed. This condition also produces significant wall cracking. If left unattended this condition will worsen with time jeopardizing both the structural integrity and resale value of the property.
Bowed Wall Repair
Leaning, tilting basement walls can be straightened out with bowed wall repair from Quackers Waterproofing and Basement Repair.
Bowed basement walls can be resolved using the latest carbon-fiber technology developed by Fortress Stabilization Systems. Using carbon-fiber Kevlar sheet straps in combination with specifically designed epoxies, foundations can now be repaired and arrested with little to no obtrusiveness. The repaired bowed basement wall can then be painted thereby creating an almost invisible repair, thereby increasing the resale value of your home.
Quackers Waterproofing is a Fortress System certified installer in Saint Louis area.
Carbon Fiber Foundation Repair
Until a few years ago carbon fiber was exclusive to aerospace and military - where cost was not a consideration, but now it's used for foundation repair work on bowed walls. Now carbon fiber is produced in large quantity, in an assortment of forms, and utilized in a wide variety of industries. The increased production lowered the cost into the range for residential, commercial, and industrial construction and restorations.
Studies conducted over the last 20 years confirm that carbon fiber is an extremely strong, durable and safe product. Carbon fiber does not rust nor is it susceptible to alkali deterioration. Once carbon fiber is encapsulated in an epoxy matrix it's strength is locked in. It will not stretch, creep, or bend over time thus making it perfect for reinforcing concrete walls.
Fortress Stabilization is committed to developing products with the performance characteristics of this material in a simple reliable application method. When Fortress introduced their Carbon Fiber/Kevlar™ Grid system they revolutionized the basement and foundation wall reinforcement industry with quality, strength and a level of standard that is second to none. A bowed basement wall repaired and reinforced with Fortress carbon fiber will never bow again.
Carbon fiber is now a proven popular alternative to steel for reinforcing structural substrates in residential and commercial applications. Carbon fiber is highly effective at adding tensile strength to concrete. Its effectiveness surpasses steel since it is stronger, stiffer and non-corrosive. Fortress carbon fiber is so superior that other methods of basement wall are now obsolete.
The advantages of the Fortress Stabilization System:
- Cost effective
- Stronger than steel
- Non obtrusive - lays flat to substrate
- No destructive attachments made to the floor or ceiling
- Inclusion of Kevlar™ provides additional shear strength.
- Grid is fully encapsulated in epoxy anchoring it in place
- Able to conform to bowed walls
- Can be easily painted for a smooth clean look
- Quick labor saving installation
- As possible all materials are made in the USA
- Fortress epoxy is superior to all other products on the market.
Inforcer Foundation System
The Inforcer Foundation System™ is a pre-engineered, effective and permanent solution that restores structural integrity to a foundation wall. The Inforcer’s innovative adjustable design works in any installation scenario. Bowed, sheared and tipped walls can be quickly repaired and restored with just one product. No outdoor excavation is required for most repair jobs.
The Inforcer Foundation System™ is affordable and can be installed in less than a day. Hydrostatic pressure, thermal expansion and contraction and shifting soil can damage any foundation. If the foundation is compromised, the entire structure is put at risk. Eliminate the risk and restore of your foundation walls with Inforcer Foundation System™.