Carbon Fiber Anchors (Dowels/Pins)
These carbon fiber dowels/pins are used inside basement corners to “pin” the wall together. Experts also use these along the flat face of a wall to help keep the stucture together as extra support. These are used less often than other carbon fiber foundation tools.
Why Would You Need Carbon Fiber Repair?
Surrounded by dirt, basement foundations are exposed to underground, unseen elements. One of the largest elements that play into foundation damage is water. Homes built in areas with a low water table are prone to suffering from hydrostatic pressure and expansive soils.
As water saturates the soil, it increases the weight around your basement walls. With nowhere to go, this pressure pushes against your foundation, attempting to find an escape. Another common effect of excess water is called expansive soil. This soil, mostly filled with clay, swells up when it absorbs too much water. This pressure pushes against your basement walls and can cause them to tip, bow, lean, or shear. That’s why it’s crucial to keep water from soaking into the dirt near your foundation.