The foundation of your home can become damaged due to the ever-changing weather conditions in Iowa. The soil in Iowa is expansive soil which means that it will heave when too wet and shrink when it becomes too dry. This shifting of the soil will cause the foundation to shift and move. When the foundation gets damaged, there will be structural damage throughout the entire home. Some of the signs of foundation problems are:
- Wall cracks
- Ceiling cracks
- Floor cracks
- Sloping floors
- Sticking doors and windows
- Bowing or leaning walls
- Leaning chimney
- Garage column problems
- Stair and stoop problems
If you have any of these signs of foundation problems, it is important to have your home inspected by a professional.
The experts at Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC will come and inspect your home and offer you the best solution for your foundation problem.
Foundation Repair using Carbon Fiber
Carbon fiber is used to repair bowing or leaning walls, wall cracks, and corner cracks. It is produced by spinning carbon-based polymers into fibers. These small fibers were found to be strong individually, so when thousands of these fibers are woven and bonded together, they are stronger than steel. It is the strongest, man-made material in the world. It is also incredibly lightweight. Carbon fiber is an affordable foundation repair solution.
For bowing walls, the carbon fiber is fastened to the sill plate with a galvanized bracket and secured to the foundation floor. Carbon fiber works on both block and poured concrete foundation walls to repair not only bowing walls but also all types of foundation cracks. These carbon fiber wall supports are installed from the inside of the basement. With carbon fiber bonded to the foundation wall, it makes the wall even stronger than it was before. This will prevent any future cracking of bowing of the wall.
For any of your foundation wall repair needs, contact the experts at Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC today!