Foundation Repair Photo Album: Strengthening Bowing walls with Carbon Armor Niagara Falls, ON
Mike K. in Niagara Falls, ON has a block foundation and because of the soil conditions surrounding his home, he had bowing walls. Omni Basement Systems along with a P. Eng firm suggested Carbon Armor Armor locks from Supportworks. Carbon Armor is a 7” wide strip of Carbon Fibre that is adhered to the block wall with epoxy. Also, a strip of carbon fibre goes through a buckle and the buckle is bolted to the joist header to use the house floor system as additional support. To solidify the block, the bottom 3 rows of blocks are filled with reinforced grout. The 3 row of blocks are drilled and the grout is pumped in.
Blocks are drilled
The blocks on either side of the Carbon armor strap are drilled to allow the grout to be pumped in
Reinforced grout is pumped into the cavities of the blocks
Carbon Armor is applied
The Carbon Armor strip is soaked with 2 part epoxy and cut to length to be applied to the wall
A strip of carbon fibre is put through a buckle and the buckle is bolted to the joist header,