Foundation Repair Case Studies: Foundation Walls Repaired in Somerset, NJ
A homeowner in Somerset, New Jersey noticed their walls were cracking and bowing inwards. This can happen because of expansive soils. Expansive soils push against the wall due to rainfall and this expansive soil creates hydrostatic pressure which is pushing water through the walls. Bowing walls can lead to serious damage to the home and impact the property value. The foundation wall cracks because of the natural shrinkage of concrete as it cures, foundation settlement, and expansive soils.
The homeowner made a call to Quality 1st Basement Systems and our System Design Specialist, Greg Louis, was able to provide an inspection and help them find a solution to this issue. Upon his inspection, Greg noticed the cracking in the walls and suggested they use a wall reinforcing system to stabilize the wall. Our foreman, Wilver Cardoza, used the CabonArmor System to stabilize the walls. The strips are made from a fiber-reinforced polymer that is 10 times stronger than steel and is specifically designed for this purpose. The straps are attached to the wall and secured with heavy-duty steel brackets. CarbonArmor is fastened to the wall by epoxy bonds. The straps will stabilize the wall and begin to pull it back to its original position. The homeowner felt that CarbonArmor was the best solution for their home because it is a non-invasive procedure. The repair also restored their property value and stability of the home.
System Design Specialist: Greg Louis
Foreman: Wilver Cardoza
Products Installed: CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System
This wall is cracking, which is a symptom of a foundation issue.
Epoxy added to the foundation walls to fasten the CarbonArmor to the foundation.
CarbonArmor will return these foundation walls back to their original position and prevent foundation cracks.