Basement Wall Crack Repair
There are 3 types of wall movements that lead to basement wall cracks and failures. Proper wall repair requires a 3-part system for a complete solution.
Bowed Wall Solution
Sheared Wall Solution
Tipped Wall Solution
A basement foundation has failed when the structural integrity is compromised. When this happens, the wall can develop a horizontal or vertical crack. When walls are constructed from concrete masonry units or CMUs (cement blocks) the cracks can look like steps, or a combination of horizontal and vetical cracks. The failures can be caused from any number of causes, from excessive moisture to drought, or even heavy machinery located to close to the home.
Basements are held in place at the top, by the first floor and the bottom by the basement foundation slab. When the center portion of the wall is not strong enough to hold pressure from the external soil, they can bow inward. If you can arrest the bow early enough the structural integrity of the wall can be maintained. This is the key to preventing an occurrence of further wall failure.
The InvisiBeam System with Carbon-Kevlar straps permanantly stop the cracking and bowing to keep the wall structurally sound.
InvisiBeam has been repairing foundations using carbon fiber for almost 20 years.
“A basement wall fails when the pressure of the soil exceeds the lateral strength of the wall.”
– Donan Engineering, donan.com
The only system with ICC-ES building code certification. Why does that matter?
We ensure that you, and any future homeowner can be confident in the repair.
Engineered and tested to provide the strongest anchoring system top to bottom.
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