Symptoms of Poor Wall Support in Huntsville
Excessive hydrostatic pressure on basement walls can lead to serious structural problems. Over time, rain and melted snow get absorbed into the earth around basement walls and can eventually compromise the structural integrity of the entire home.
This issue usually leads to the appearance of leaning or bowed walls. Some homeowners may even notice cracks in their basement walls. It’s critical to address these issues before water begins to seep into your basement, which can often be a sign of more advanced damage.
Foundation Repair Solutions For Your Huntsville Home
The team at Kennedy and Sons utilizes Rhino Carbon Fiber® support straps in our wall support solutions. This innovative product can be quickly installed to provide better stabilization and support to your bowed or leaning walls.
Traditional foundation repair solutions of repairing Huntsville homes with bowed walls often require more extensive work and costs, in addition to ongoing maintenance. Rhino Carbon Fiber is applied to the inside of basement walls, making it less intrusive and more cost-effective. The material is also non-corrosive, so you won’t have to worry about maintaining it, and the finished product can be easily painted over and camouflaged. Carbon fiber is lightweight and 10 times stronger than steel, so you can rest assured that your basement walls will have long-lasting support against further damage.
The Application Process
Applying the Rhino Carbon Fiber straps to your basement walls is a simple process that can be completed in a day. Our team will take the following steps:
- Remove paint from the walls. This ensures that the epoxy will stick.
- Repair any cracks with hydraulic cement or epoxy.
- Prep sill plate by drilling holes on top of the foundation wall.
- Drill hole at the base of the wall.
- Attach the sill plate with carbon fiber, apply epoxy, and mount.
- Secure the bottom of the fiber with an anchor.
Contact the team at Kennedy and Sons today to learn more about our Huntsville team's wall support and foundation repair solutions or to get your free estimate!