Carbon Fiber: The Weather-Resistant Solution to Foundation Repair
Concrete has been the most commonly used construction material since the Roman era, and is just as widely used today. But though it’s one of the best materials for building and supporting any kind of structure, concrete is susceptible to damage and wear. Being porous, water can collect in the pocks, cracks, and seams of the concrete, and in cold weather, the water will freeze and expand, creating more damage. Besides being susceptible to wet and dry cycles, concrete will expand and contract slightly with changes in temperature. Concrete also requires iron rebar for stabilization and reinforcement support; without that reinforcement, overloading will crack and heave your slabs and bow your foundation and basement walls. Unfortunately, the rebar rusts and corrodes. Also, sulfates in the soil on which the concrete sits, or in the soil that presses against the foundation and basement walls of a structure, react chemically with concrete and will cause deterioration.
Carbon fiber is one of the strongest, highest performing materials in the world. It is waterproof, will not rust, and is corrosion resistant. It has low thermal expansion, which means it will not lose density, change shape, shrink, or lose area with changing temperature and seasonal weather conditions. In other words, carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) is weatherproof, which makes it the perfect material for the reinforcement and stabilization of concrete structures and foundations. Our epoxies used for the installation of carbon fiber are also inert, and will not rust or corrode. The benefits of weather resistant foundation repair products in construction exceed the use of metal solutions in every aspect. CFRP is easier to install, has a longer lifespan, and is 10 times stronger than steel.
Since 2013, Carbon Fiber Support has offered the highest quality carbon fiber solutions for foundation and concrete repair, wall reinforcement, and structural support. We offer individual rolls of carbon fiber fabric, as well as entire weather resistant foundation repair products, and all the accessories needed for flawless installation and long-term performance. Our experts are always available when you have questions or want advice. Contact us today and let’s talk about the best weather resistant foundation repair products in the industry.