Rhino Carbon Fiber Bowed Basement Wall Repair
There are several ways to repair a basement with bowing walls. However, we believe that the Rhino Carbon Fiber Wall Support System is the best way to repair a bowing basement wall. This page will outline for you the several traditional methods and then other carbon fiber systems that a contractor may use to repair your foundation.
Disadvantages of Traditional Bowed Basement Wall Repair Methods
Wall tie backs are used to pull the wall straight. This is accomplished by excavating on the outside of the home with trenches. These trenches have anchors placed in them. A rod extends from the anchor, through the wall and attaches to a steel plate on the inside with a nut. The nuts are then tightened to pull the wall straight.
Wall Tie Back Disadvantages:
Stationary beams use steel I-beams to hold the wall in place. The beams are bolted to the footing of the basement. This requires excavating through the basement floor. The top of the wall is attached to the first floor joists. The steel beam only touches at the most bowed part of the wall. This allows further movement.
Stationary Beam Disadvantages:
Power beams are attached to the subfloor and basement floor. Bolts are tightened at the top and bottom. These bolts are intended to push against the basement wall. Eventually the wall is supposed to be pushed back into place. In some applications this force can exceed the strength of the concrete block and break the block itself.
Power Beam Disadvantages:
As the name suggests, the foundation is totally excavated on the exterior. Then on the inside hydraulic jacks are used to push the wall back into place. Steam beams are then installed to stop the movement from happening again.
Dig and Push Disadvantages:
The Rhino Carbon Fiberwall Support System is the best on the market. But first, please review some of our competitors systems and learn why Rhino is the best.
The plates are 4-5" wide.
Carbon Fiber Plates Disadvantages:
Carbon fiber sheets are 12” wide strips
Carbon fiber sheets disadvantages:
Carbon fiber Kevlar weave strips are 5” wide
Carbon fiber Kevlar weave disadvantages:
The Rhino Carbon Fiber System has a Lifetime Warranty.
Rhino is the strongest carbon fiber on the market. All problems of traditional repair methods and other carbon fiber systems are taken care of. The carbon fiber is securely attached to the top and bottom of the wall. Therefore, no shear forces are at the top and bottom of the wall. No further movement of the bowed wall is possible.
Rhino carbon fiber is 5” wide on 4’ centers
Rhino Carbon Fiber System ADVANTAGES: