Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Installation for Concrete Shoring
Affordable Alternative to Excavating or Replacing Foundations, Basement Walls, and Other Structures
Carbon fiber reinforcing straps are low-cost, permanent, and amazingly strong. Cornerstone Restoration uses carbon fiber straps to reinforce almost any concrete structure, including:
- Bowed or cracked basement walls
- Cracked parking deck concrete
- Compromised foundations
- Commercial and DOT concrete structures
The straps are made of a stiff, inelastic carbon fiber mesh, and they resist a much higher load in tension than steel. To shore up bowed walls, we epoxy the strap to the wall from floor to ceiling. The wall can’t bow out any further because it would mean pulling apart the carbon fiber – which can’t happen under soil pressure loads.
Concrete replacement will shred your budget – we always recommend shoring whenever it’s appropriate.
Carbon Fiber Reinforcements for a Variety of Applications
Concrete is susceptible to cracking from soil pressure and Wisconsin’s temperature extremes. When cracks are too large, most injection methods will not be effective. Instead of excavating, tearing out, and replacing the concrete, we usually recommend shoring with carbon fiber.
Carbon fiber reinforcements will permanently stabilize the concrete – preventing the crack from growing and getting worse.
Bowed basement and foundation walls are extremely dangerous, and can significantly detract from the value of your home.
Straightening the wall requires excavation and can cost around upwards of $10,000. With carbon fiber reinforcements, you can strengthen the concrete wall without having to excavating or straightening it. We use carbon fiber Kevlar sheet straps and epoxy to repair the foundation. You can even paint over the repair, so it does not detract from the beauty of your home.
Steel I-beam braces are the older, generally obsolete method. They occupy some floor space and can make it harder to finish a basement wall.
Concrete parking decks are incredibly susceptible to cracks from being exposed to harsh Wisconsin weather and stress from heavy vehicles. Carbon fiber reinforcements provide an incredibly strong support for structural issues and are a great solution for cracks that are too large for traditional epoxy injection methods.
Replacement of cracked bridge supports, medians and other concrete DOT structures can take months of labor and intensive coordination to make sure the project’s materials are in the right place at the right time. Repairing cracked concrete with carbon fiber reinforcements can take hours and cost significantly less.
Cornerstone Restoration installs carbon fiber reinforcements for all concrete structures in commercial buildings, from foundation walls to structural support beams. Carbon fiber is the perfect alternative to steel reinforcement. It is stronger than steel and will save you incredible amounts of time and money. You can even paint over the carbon fiber reinforcements to keep your building looking its best.
Professional Concrete Contractors in Waukesha
Cornerstone Restoration has the experience and dedication necessary to ensure your concrete or brickwork services are done right. We will take a look at all aspects of your problem and come up with the right solution for your home or business.
Hire our certified masons for regret-free masonry.