Have a Carbon Fiber Support System Installed at Your Atlanta, GA, Home
Your home’s foundation has a lot riding on it. Not only does it support the weight of your entire house, but it also faces a great deal of lateral pressure exerted by the surrounding soil structures. This pressure is known as hydrostatic pressure and comes from the groundwater contained in the soil. Water weighs about 60 pounds per cubic foot, so if the soil around your home is saturated, there could easily be tens of thousands of pounds of hydrostatic pressure pushing against your foundation at any given time. And all it takes is one or two heavy rainstorms—which are not uncommon in the Atlanta area—for this pressure to spike and exert enough force on your foundation walls that they crack or collapse. Engineered Solutions of Georgia can help you push back against hydrostatic pressure by installing a carbon fiber support system.
What Is a Carbon Fiber Support System?
A carbon fiber support system uses straps made of carbon and Kevlar fibers to reinforce foundation walls and stop them from bowing due to lateral pressure from saturated soil. At Engineered Solutions of Georgia, we install the Fortress System, a foundation stabilization system known to outperform all others. The carbon-Kevlar straps in this system are incredibly tough and boast an industry-leading ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of 234,700 pounds per square inch—nearly five times stronger than steel!
During installation, our technicians will grind clean a section of the foundation wall from floor to ceiling, about 5.5 inches wide, to provide a clean bonding surface. Then they will apply a base coat of epoxy to the cleaned section of the wall, embed the carbon-Kevlar strap into the wet epoxy, and further strengthen the strap by attaching anchors to both the top and bottom. After installation, the top anchor is post-tensioned to ensure that the system is securely in place.
What makes our carbon fiber support systems so appealing, apart from their incredible strength, is that they can be installed quickly and with little disruption to your home or daily routine. Moreover, the straps are low profile and can be painted over once applied, so they’ll hardly even be noticeable and won’t detract from your basement’s appearance. This system includes a manufacturer’s warranty that covers it for the life of the structure, and we also provide a triple warranty on materials, labor, and design.
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To learn more about partnering with Engineered Solutions of Georgia to have a carbon fiber support system installed at your home in the Atlanta area, contact us today. In addition to carbon fiber support systems, we also provide a wide range of home foundation repair and basement waterproofing services.