Carbon fiber is the repair of choice for cracking and bowing cement block walls in residential and commercial applications. Compared to steel, it is stronger, more compact, and noncorrosive. Fortress carbon fiber is a patented blend of carbon fiber and Kevlar that easily conforms to bowed walls and its carbon grid is fully encapsulated in epoxy for the best possible wall adhesion.
Fortress CFRP advantages:
- Installs quickly. Most installations are completed in one or two days
- No excavation in most cases
- No wall drilling or holes to break open
- No service required after installation
- Thin as a dime and hardly noticeable after the wall is painted
- Ten times stronger than steel beams in tension as shown in this structural integrity video.
- Walls can be painted 24 hours after installation
- Competitive pricing/certified installer
- Double lifetime transferable warranty
- Best repair for aesthetics and home resale
- No noxious fumes during installation
- Expect to pay $550-$750 per location
Fortress CFRP disadvantages:
- Wall preparation is somewhat noisy when grinding or coring walls
- A small amount of dust is generated when wall scarification is required, although our company now utilizes Bosch HEPA vacuums for the scarification process
- Wall mounted horizontal obstacles must be removed from the wall
- Wall must be somewhat dry for installation
What to expect when installing Fortress carbon fiber:
- You will need to clear a 5′-6′ space from the wall and remove any cabinets or shelving.
- We will move and reinstall your washer and dryer if required
- We will require power, heat, and lighting in the repair area
- We will put down a drop cloth from the main door into the basement
- The installation will require one or two days back to back
- There will be no toxic or unpleasant fumes generated during installation
- All cracks on the stabilized walls will be cleaned out and tuck pointed
- EBR will broom clean the repair area when done
- The wall can be primed and painted the very next day
- You will receive a transferable lifetime warranty from Expert Basement Repair
- You will receive a 2nd transferable lifetime warranty from Fortress.