Carbon Fiber Repairs in Denver
Concrete foundation walls can expand or shrink over time, which can cause cracks in the foundation walls. This can also cause bowing or tilting. If you have a bowing wall, carbon fiber can be a highly effective, inexpensive solution to remedy it. It is strong, durable, minimally invasive, and requires little to no maintenance. These carbon fibers are designed to work on both poured concrete and block walls.
Carbon fiber wall supports work like wall anchor systems, only without the digging. The strips are glued to your basement walls with an epoxy resin, which absorbs any pressure from the walls. They are smooth, take up almost no space and are usually installed inside the basement wall. This makes them easy to cover if you’re going to paint your walls. In fact, a coat of paint on a carbon fiber strip will make it almost invisible.
Aside from bowing walls, carbon fiber wall supports can also be used in crawlspaces, since they work pretty well in tight spaces. It is a proven, effective, and affordable option that provides long-lasting support.
When to Call Foundation Repair Contractors
You need to call foundation repair contractors such as Van Matre Construction, LLC when there is foundation damage to your home, regardless of how small or immense the issue has become. Bowing, cracking, or tilting walls are nothing to scoff at – if these issues become bigger, it may require more extreme repair work, like a foundation replacement.
Inadequate drainage can also be a reason to call foundation repair contractors. Often, inefficient drainage causes foundation damage, since water can wreak a lot of havoc on your home’s foundation. It can cause not only water damage but also cracks in the walls, sticking doors and windows, and more. Van Matre Construction, LLC can help you with this issue with our efficient and expert drainage correction services.
Types of Carbon Fiber Repairs
There are two types of carbon fiber repairs, namely:
Pre-laminated Strips – The most common type of carbon fiber repair, pre-laminated strips can be easily placed on the wall. The carbon fiber is already on a laminated strip, which makes installation quick and easy. The only disadvantage of pre-laminated strips is that they are laminated flat; sticking it to a bowed wall can cause the strip to pop off.
Fabric – With this application, the strips are usually wider. This gives them a greater surface area that can bond to the wall. The fabric can effortlessly go over curved walls and small imperfections in the wall. This option may be a little more difficult to install, however.
Why Choose Van Matre Construction, LLC
Since 2001, Van Matre Construction, LLC has been providing homeowners with top-notch foundation repair, micropiling, vertical and lateral movement, drainage and grading, helical piering, and residential construction services. We are committed to delivering the best work that we can.
We serve the following areas: Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, Longmont, Broomfield, Westminster, and Denver.