Not All Carbon Fiber Kits are Created Equal

Rhino Carbon Fiber Stands Above the Rest, and We Have Proof!

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At Nichols / Grout Tech, we choose to use Rhino Carbon Fiber for bowing wall repair. This is because the product is the best we have seen in the industry. Not all carbon fiber strips are made the same. As you can see in this picture, it is just a matter of time till some carbon fiber strips fail because they aren’t properly attached at the top and the bottom. This is just one example. If Rhino Carbon Fiber had been installed for this bowing wall, this problem could have been avoided. That is because of the bottom attachment that Rhino has patented.

Rhino Carbon Fiber connects to the bowing wall  in three ways. The top connection is directly connected to the foundation. The strap itself is adhered to the wall and can hold up to 50,000 lbs of pressure. It also pins into the footer at the very bottom. The image to the right shows a competitors carbon fiber that has clearly failed. If you watch the video below you will see the Rhino Carbon Fiber repair of this wall.

 

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Check on the product comparison chart and video in this article. You can see for yourself just why Rhino Carbon Fiber is the right choice for your bowing wall repair. They truly are the best carbon fiber kit on the market today. If you have bowing or leaning walls in your basement or crawlspace, our team can help you determine if carbon fiber repairs are the right choice for your repair. We choose the best products available for these repairs. Check out more videos about Rhino Carbon Fiber on their YouTube Channel, or visit their website. Then give us a call to get started on carbon fiber repairs you can count on for a long term solution to your bowing or leaning walls.

What is Carbon Fiber and How Does it Fix Bowed Walls?

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It is likely that you have heard of or about carbon fiber at some point in your lifetime, but do you know what it really is? Carbon fiber is a material made of thousands of small fibers of carbon. Individually, carbon molecules and fibers are incredibly strong, and when they are woven together they are stronger than steel. It is the strongest material that humans have made.

It is a useful and versatile material because it is lightweight, but it does not stretch, and it can be melted and molded into a variety of shapes for many different uses. Fortunately for us here today, carbon fiber is able to be mass produced which makes it more available and cheaper for us and our customers. It used to be much more expensive, but today it is used in hundreds of thousands of products such as motorcycle helmets, bullet-proof vests, cars, tennis rackets, golf clubs, and even jewelry.

Bowing Wall Repair with Carbon Fiber for Birmingham, ALcarbon fiber repairs bowing walls alabama

Because carbon fiber is a strong, versatile material, we use it to repair bowing foundation walls. Our supplier–Rhino Carbon Fiber–has an installation system that we have been trained to use. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals will install the carbon fiber strips by drilling and bolting fasteners into the strong footer of your foundation and the house frame. The carbon fiber strips will be laid taut against the affected wall. This eliminates the pressure from outside and repairs the bowing wall. Carbon fiber repairs actually make your basement or crawl space walls stronger than before.

This option can be better than other foundation repair options because it is less invasive and can be done quickly and easily inside the home’s basement or crawl space. It can be less expensive than other options. Carbon fiber repairs are maintenance-free, so once they are installed, you no longer have to worry about the walls bowing. This option can also repair foundation cracks.

If your home or business is experiencing bowing walls, carbon fiber repairs may be for you, but we also offer helical anchors and steel push piers along with a variety of other foundation repair solutions. We can help you decide which product is best for your specific situation. Contact us today to learn more about carbon fiber repairs, our service area, or for an inspection and estimate. We want to hear from you, so give us here at Nichols / GroutTech a call today!