Wall Crack Repair in St. Louis
There is a good chance that your basement walls are constructed of poured concrete. One of the largest issues with poured concrete is that it shrinks and expands as it cures which can ultimately lead to cracks. When there are cracks in your basement walls or foundation walls, they are usually a sign of an underlying problem. That problem is usually bowing basement walls or even a sinking or settling foundation. Once we have repaired the cause of your wall cracks, it is time to repair the cracks themselves so you don't have noticeable damage to your home.
Our technicians provide cracked wall repair services using proven techniques that are guaranteed to strengthen your wall. We have the knowledge and tools necessary to offer quality solutions that are built to last. Through the use of carbon fiber wall strips, we can increase the strength of your walls and prevent the cracks from getting any larger.
Carbon Fiber Crack Repair
Carbon fiber has become known as an incredibly strong and lightweight material and it is the preferred method of repairing both large and small cracks in basement and foundation walls. This is because it is able to be installed relatively quickly and can stand as a permanent crack repair solution. The carbon fiber strips are bonded to the concrete walls of your foundation or basement using an epoxy adhesive. Once that epoxy has cured, the carbon fiber will be permanently attached to the wall and will prevent it from moving. This repair requires no future maintenance. The walls can then be painted over to match your existing basement or foundation walls.
Using carbon fiber has quickly become an industry standard for permanent crack repair. The installation process of the carbon fiber is as follows:
- Prepare the crack by marking it to be easy to see.
- Grind the wall from floor to ceiling to ensure the surface is ready to receive the carbon fiber.
- Fill the crack with epoxy or hydraulic cement.
- Drill a hole at the footing to install the floor anchor.
- Attach the carbon fiber to the top of the wall.
- Mount the carbon fiber from floor to ceiling along the crack.
- Apply epoxy to the carbon fiber and squeegee it into the product.
- Secure the carbon fiber strap at the footer.
- Once the epoxy cures, the crack is permanently repaired and the finished product is stronger than steel.
The biggest benefits to using carbon fiber to repair cracks are that it is not invasive and can be installed very quickly. It is an ultra-light and -strong product that will increase the structural rigidity of your walls to not only prevent the crack from growing but also prevent future cracks from forming along the same area.
If you've got any kind of cracks in your basement walls or foundation, please contact us today for a free consultation and to have a member of our team inspect your wall cracks. We will ensure the cause is treated and we will help get a solution in place to repair your wall cracks. You can call us at 636-225-2553, fill out the form on our contact page, or fill out the form below.