One of the most common problems that home foundations face is cracking in the walls of the foundation. This typically occurs as the home settles and weight shifts slightly, causing pressure against the walls that ultimately results in cracking.
Cracking can also result from the gradual shrinking of concrete as it cures. If the concrete doesn’t shrink evenly throughout, it can cause cracking or flaky, weak concrete. Some foundation cracks are more serious than others, but each crack should be taken seriously and looked into by a professional foundation contractor to ensure that there isn’t a more serious issue with the foundation.
The Real Seal offers carbon fiber staples for foundation crack repairs in the Greater Chicagoland area. These carbon fiber staples are typically used along with crack injection to provide added reinforcement to repaired cracks in the home’s foundation. Furthermore, carbon fiber concrete staples can help prevent additional cracks from forming around the original crack after repairs have been made.
To install our carbon fiber staples for foundation crack repairs in the Greater Chicagoland area, we grind slots into the concrete to insert the carbon fiber staples. They are then fused into the foundation via high-strength epoxy. The strength of the carbon fiber material absorbs the force that is attempting to separate the wall and redistributes it throughout the staple, forcing the two parts of the wall to remain rigid and to not shift any further. Carbon fiber staples are a great option for reinforcing crack injection repairs and providing increased strength.