Carbon Fiber And Failing Foundations
Carbon fiber is a revolutionary option for foundation repair. This light material has proven to be one of the best solutions for reinforcing foundations and preventing them from bowing. The light material is many times stronger than steel beams but does not occupy floor space. You can have your foundation repaired in a matter of minutes.
Many contractors and homeowners opt for carbon fiber when faced with foundation repair involving bowing walls and wall cracks. It is an affordable and efficient option. It is also an option that provides great results and requires no maintenance. However, it isn’t a miracle solution. Like many other methods used to repair foundations, carbon fiber repair can fail.
If your foundation is still showing signs of failure after carbon fiber repair, it may be as a result of any of the following reasons:
- You used a DIY kit
One of the reasons carbon fiber is such a popular choice for foundation repair amongst homeowners is that you can find affordable DIY carbon fiber kits on the market. Many homeowners opt to DIY crack repair using these kits in order to save money on professional repairs. However, these kits aren’t the same quality as the professional grade products that professional repair contractors use. DIY kits are cheap because they often include low grade materials. They are not designed with longevity like those that professionals use. They are therefore more likely to fail.
Another reason that DIY kits fail is the inexperience of those applying them. If you have never had to apply a carbon fiber kit before you may overlook some important steps that can result in the failure of the kit.
- You did not resolve the cause of the cracks
Carbon fiber is very strong. However, it does not work magic. It only helps to reinforce your foundation wall. However, if you fail to resolve the problem that resulted in the cracks in the first place, it will only be a matter of time before you begin to experience other problems with your foundation. You may for example notice cracking on other walls or your basement may begin to floor.
Professional foundation repair is important for ensuring that you can reap long term benefits from the repair. Having an experienced professional repair your foundation will save you money in the long term.
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