5 Reasons to Use Carbon Fiber When Fixing Basement Wall Cracks Saint Francis, WI
Basement walls are unique in that they are often exposed to moisture from the soil with which they are in contact. The high level of moisture results from factors such as flooding of the basement, surface runoff that is not properly drained, leaks in the plumbing, and poorly positioned gutters and downspouts, among others.
Waterlogged soil can cause damage to the basement walls due to its increased hydrostatic pressure. Basement wall cracks often occur as a result of high hydrostatic pressure, though they can also be caused by frost and pressure from large roots. Most basement wall cracks occur when the basement walls bow as a result of different kinds of pressure that is exerted on the walls.
While there are many ways to repair basement wall cracks, carbon fiber has emerged as one of the best solutions. Here are the key reasons why carbon fiber is the best solution when it comes to fixing basement wall cracks.
1. Carbon Fiber Has High Stress Resistance and Is Very Stiff
Carbon fiber is very stiff and has tensile strength – 5 times stronger than steel. This feature makes the material able to withstand a notable amount of tensile tension without stretching or getting torn. Thus, using carbon fiber, a professional contractor can help you fix basement walls that have wide cracks or are pulling apart.
2. Excellent Resistance to Temperature Changes
Resistance to changes in temperature is a good property when you consider cracks that are caused by contraction and expansion. Carbon fiber is highly resistant to changes in temperature and is, therefore, a good material for fixing cracks that occur in areas with notable temperature fluctuations.
Carbon fiber is very light in weight, and thus, you can use it to repair basement wall cracks without having to worry about added weight. Also, being lightweight makes carbon fiber easy to install when repairing different types of cracks.
Carbon fiber is very versatile in that you can use it to fix different types of basement wall problems, including frost line cracks, horizontal and diagonal cracks, wall bowing, stair step cracks, vertical cracks, and shifting walls.
5. High Quality Finishes
Carbon fiber is also unique in that it is made of very narrow and lightweight sheets. The sheets are, therefore, very small and almost invisible once they have been installed. Therefore, when you use carbon fiber to repair a crack, the result is, without doubt, a high quality finish.
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In Southeast Wisconsin, we have the only Nationally Certified Structural Repair Specialist on staff and two Nationally Certified Waterproofing Specialists on staff.
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We are proud to say that we have an A+ rating with the BBB and we won two Super Service Awards from Angie’s List in 2010 – one for foundation repair and the other for basement waterproofing. Our professional and knowledgeable staff will educate you on various self-help procedures to save money on your foundation and waterproofing needs. We are NOT a franchise. Our dedicated team works year round! We use high quality and well maintained equipment which will provide the lowest impact to your landscaping. Our team of trustworthy and competent staff attends regular training, seminars and/or trade shows, so they are able stay up-to-date on everything that is happening in the foundation restoration and waterproofing industry. We provide outstanding customer service throughout the entire repair process – from estimate to completion. And last, but not least… Accurate Basement Repair is the #1 referred foundation repair company by professional engineers, basement consultants, realtors, municipal building inspectors, home inspectors, lenders, property management companies and most importantly, our past customers.