Foundation King takes great pride in utilizing repair of bowed walls and foundation cracks with Gateway Composites FIBERLOCK™ Wall Brace and Carbon Fiber Crack Repair systems. FIBERLOCK™ systems and kits are made in U.S.A. with 13 years of successful use in homes across America confirming strength and durability. Using high performance materials originally designed for aerospace applications, Gateway Composites has designed systems and kits for the repair and reinforcement of commercial and residential structures.
Advantages of FIBERLOCK™ Carbon Fiber Repair Kits
Cost effective ♦ Stronger than steel ♦ Non obtrusive (lays flat to substrate)
Certified fiber/Engineered fabric design ♦ Carbon Fabrics woven in USA
Resins blended in USA ♦ Water tight barrier for healthy basement
Seals, Strengthens and Stabilizes ♦ Limited Lifetime Warranty (transferrable)
Paintable for clean/finished look ♦ 747 and 777 epoxies are superior to all other products on the market.
Poured and block basement walls are subject to lateral pressure from the soil outside. When the soil surrounding the foundation becomes over-saturated, due to inadequate drainage, the soil expands and increases the pressure on the wall. Under these conditions, walls can bow, bulge and/or tilt inward. Left unrepaired, this wall movement can lead to major or even catastrophic damage to the foundation of the home it supports.
The basic method of interior repair for a bowed wall is to stabilize it, stop any further movement and increase the strength of the wall to resist lateral pressure. Application of FIBERLOCK™ Wall Bracing Strips provide superior material properties compared to traditional methods of repair, take up less interior space (approximately 1/8” thickness) and require no maintenance compared to thick steel beam and anchor methods.
Concrete Crack Repair
FIBERLOCK™ Crack Repair is a cost effective method that seals, stabilizes and strengthens cracks. The FIBERLOCK™ kit’s filler compound seals the crack to eliminate seepage while the carbon fiber provides tensile strength to the compromised concrete and works to minimize any movement of the crack reducing the chance of any failure. It is important you let your Foundation King evaluator identify the type of cracks and recommend the most suitable coarse of repair. It is also recommended to apply FIBERLOCK™ Crack Repair after piering a wall. This completes your structure repair; it reinforces a compromised wall and stops water, insects and gases from entering through open/exposed cracks.
Understanding Carbon Fiber
Carbon fiber is a light-weight, high performance material stronger and lighter than steel. It was originally developed for aerospace and military applications. As costs decreased, its applications continued to grow into more main stream markets. Over the past 25 years, automotive, marine and commercial infrastructure have incorporated carbon fibers into strength and weight driven applications. Gateway Composites are carbon fiber specialists that have taken their experience in commercial infrastructure, to continuously adapt and improve carbon fabric constructions, resin properties, rebar, rod and staple forms to meet the critical to quality characteristics (CTQs) for residential infrastructure repair.
FIBERLOCK ™ Limited Lifetime Warranty
Gateway Composites LLC is pleased to provide a Limited Lifetime Warranty to its Customers. All FIBERLOCK™ products sold by Gateway Composites are warranted to be free from material defects during the life of the original product or application into which they are incorporated, subject to the exclusions and conditions of warranty document. Consult with your Foundation King associate for full details and a copy of the warranty document.