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Fixing and Protecting a Cracking, Tilting Foundation Wall with Carbon Fiber in Powell, OH

Thursday, January 4th, 2018


While they have lived in their house for four years, it wasn’t until recently that homeowners in Powell, OH, started to notice problems with one of the foundation walls. This wall was cracking and appeared to also be slightly tilting inward.

The owners wanted to inward in spots.

The owners were concerned with the safety and structural integrity of their house, so they began to research how to best address these issues. They met with one contractor but still wanted to get multiple opinions and quotes for repair. After finding Ohio Basement Authority’s website, the owners were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them.

They met with Inspector John Becker Sr. who completed a thorough evaluation of the foundation. John then presented the homeowners with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.


One of our crews then installed several Carbon Fiber supports on the problematic foundation wall. These durable supports not only permanently reinforce the wall where they are installed, but they also prevent the wall from any further cracking or inward bowing.

The first step in installing these supports is sanding down sections of the wall where the strips will be installed. This ensures the wall will be clean so the strips can properly adhere to the wall. Holes are then knocked into the walls, usually near the bottom of the wall or third course of the concrete block. Pieces of rebar, also known as reinforcing steel, are then placed inside the holes to help anchor the walls. The holes are then sealed with concrete.

Strong epoxy resin is then applied to the wall and the Carbon Fiber strips. Small steel brackets are attached to the sill plate on the top of the wall to anchor the Carbon Fiber supports. Another coat of epoxy resin is applied to the straps to seal them against the wall.

Even though Carbon Fiber supports don’t appear aesthetically pleasing, but these durable supports can easily be concealed with paint, drywall or paneling for a more finished look.

The homeowners are happy this trustworthy repair method was used to help them create a safe and stable living environment.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Inspector: John Becker Sr.

Products Installed: Carbon Fiber Supports


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