15 Sep 2014

 

Ever feel like the walls are closing in on you? Changing hydrostatic pressure is the main culprit when it comes to bowed foundation walls. Variations in temperature and rainfall change the amount of water that the ground can hold—but often, foundations aren’t built to accommodate those changes.

That’s where wall stabilization comes in. The process has evolved over several decades, and the installation of steel beams, from floor to joist, has come to be a widely recognized and accepted way to stabilize an unsteady foundation wall. Steel is an effective but costly, messy, and sometimes destructive repair method. Especially for homeowners who catch the damage early, using steel seems like a big project, and sometimes an unsightly one.

With the advancement of carbon fiber technology, modern methods have changed. Bone-Dry Waterproofing uses Stabl Wall products, which have a number of benefits over other wall stabilization procedures.

1. It’s inconspicuous. Stabl Wall is virtually invisible and can be painted over, which means visitors to your home won’t be greeted by a red flag that screams “foundation failure!” every time they walk into your basement. It also makes the basement a more aesthetically pleasing place.

2. It’s more cost-effective. Professional installation of steel actually requires a good deal of planning and often turns into a bigger project than homeowners hope for. And since carbon fiber is less likely to damage or warp the wall it bonds to, you can be sure it won’t end up more trouble than it’s worth.

3. It covers a wider area. Whereas steel beams only touch the part of the wall that bows out the furthest, Stabl Wall adds a strengthening cover that bonds to the entire area of application.

Interested in learning more about foundation repair and wall stabilization in your home? Use the contact form or call today for a free estimate.