CarbonArmor is the ideal, non-invasive solution to permanently stabilize block foundation walls.
The CarbonArmor system uses carbon fiber-reinforced polymers that are many times stronger than steel, yet flexible enough to contour to bowing basement walls. Combined with our exclusive ArmorLock brackets, CarbonArmor straps prevent the wall from leaning in at the top and moving further inward. The straps are adhered with a high-strength epoxy resin that deeply penetrates both the carbon fiber and the wall itself.
How did your wall get this way you ask? Foundation walls not only support the weight of your home, but also must resist horizontal pressure from the soil outside. When your home was built, a hole was dug for the basement. After construction, the hole was backfilled, creating what engineers call an "active wedge" of loose fill soil that is much less dense than undisturbed, native soil. Water flows into this area more easily, exerting inward pressure on your foundation - even more so when the water freezer or clay oils expand. Under stress, foundation walls can begine to crack and bow inward.
Installation can be performed year-round with minimal disruption - often within a single day. Some of the advantages to our CarbonArmor and ArmorLock system are - thin and narrow straps that are minimally invasive with maximum strength. They are secured with a high-strength epoxy that permanently adheres to the wall. ArmorLock brackets stop walls from tipping in. It has a fast installation and cure time. It is easily concealed or painted to match your existing wall color. There is no disturbance to your lawn or landscape. And lastly, it's a low profile system that can be used in tight spaces.
The proven solution is to clean and prepare the wall surface by grinding down to the light gray block we all know. The ArmorLock bracket is install to the rim joist and sill plate, with the ArmorLock strap secured to the bracket in a loop. We then apply epoxy to the wall and place the CarbonArmor and ArmorLock strap to the wall. Lastly we saturate the wall and straps with the same high-strength epoxy resin and let it cure. After curing you have the option to finish the wall anyway you like, for instance painting the straps and wall to create a seamless look.