Foundation Repair | Carbon Fiber Strip | Wall Reinforcement

If you are looking for Wall Reinforcement or Foundation Repair in the Great Lakes Area, let Great Lakes Waterproofing be your source for all of your foundation repair, Carbon Fiber Strip and Wall Reinforcement needs. Are you concerned about the hassle, mess and intrusive methods required to stop your basement walls from cracking or bowing?

Stop worrying about the bowed walls in your basement. Now you can have your basement walls reinforced with a simple, practical and attractive material.

The Fortress Stabilization System is a 4-inch wide carbon fiber repair plate bonded with structural epoxy (ECS104) made to stabilize basement foundation walls! What makes The Fortress Stabilization System the obvious choice?

  • Thin as a dime – only .045″ thick
  • 10 times stronger than steel
  • Subtle appearance – virtually unnoticeable
  • Material is non-corrosive & non-flammable
  • Lifetime manufacturer Warranty

Foundation settlement and movement resulting in the need for foundation repair can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, or improper maintenance around foundations.

Whatever the cause, settlement can destroy the value of structures and your home and even make them unsafe. If you think that there is a problem with your foundation, call a professional foundation repair contractor for an assessment of your property. They will be able to assess any damage that has occurred and determine the best plan for your situation.

The foundation of your home needs to be routinely checked. Small cracks can end up causing big problems in the future.

The need for foundation repair can come about from a variety of reasons but are most commonly caused by movement of the foundation.

The most common signs of foundation problems include:

  • Diagonal cracks in interior wall finishes at the corners of doors and windows.
  • Cracks at the intersection of walls and ceilings, and at the intersection of wall surfaces.
  • Doors that bind or do not open or close properly. Windows bind or do not open or close properly.
  • Un-level floors.
  • Cracks in exterior brick, concrete, or masonry.
  • Cracks in the concrete perimeter beam.
  • Separations of wood trim at the exterior corners of your home.

All of the above symptoms could be a sign of settlement or differential movement.

Once settlement has been resolved, foundations that have been damaged can be mended with Carbon Fiber Straps. When it comes to repairing a crack, it is not sufficient to simply fill the crack. You must also restore the structural stability of the structure. This generally requires reinforcement to prevent further movement.

When it comes to repairing a crack, it is not sufficient to simply fill the crack. You must also restore the structural stability of the structure. This generally requires reinforcement to prevent further movement. Fortress Stabilization Systems has developed a time-tested and proven method of foundation and crack repair that restores the integrity and stability of the foundation. By using carbon-fiber kevlar sheet straps in combination with specifically designed epoxy, foundation repair can be performed effectively and efficiently with minimal obtrusion or obstruction.

Equally effective on poured or masonry structures, the Fortress System has been employed to repair and restore structural strength to commercial and residential foundation. As shown at right, Fortress System carbon-fiber sheet straps are strong enough to repair, stabilize, and reinforce the primary foundation beams of a high-rise Hotel as well as preventing continued cracking and decay of outside and inside walls.

If the Fortress System can repair and reinforce a multi-story Hotel, imagine its strength and effectiveness in a residential or small commercial foundation repair. When it comes to repairing a crack, it is not sufficient to simply fill the crack. You must also restore the structural stability of the structure. This generally requires reinforcement to prevent further movement.

Fortress Stabilization Systems has developed a time-tested and proven method of foundation and crack repair that restores the integrity and stability of the foundation. By using carbon-fiber kevlar sheet straps in combination with specifically designed epoxy, foundation repair can be performed effectively and efficiently with minimal obtrusion or obstruction.

Equally effective on poured or masonry structures, the Fortress System has been employed to repair and restore structural strength to commercial and residential foundation. As shown at right, Fortress System carbon-fiber sheet straps are strong enough to repair, stabilize, and reinforce the primary foundation beams of a high-rise Hotel as well as preventing continued cracking and decay of outside and inside walls

You landscaped first!?
Most homeowners make landscaping a top priority when they first move-in…

… and then their basement leaks. Now, with Great Lakes Waterproofing’s BEST-IN-CLASS Bentonite clay injection system, there’s NO DIGGING—so, your landscape is left unscathed and WATER WILL NOT TOUCH YOUR WALLS IN THE FIRST PLACE!

Satisfied customers since 1978

We purchased our house from someone who had hired them initially. So we are a license transfer of warranty. We had them come out to our house twice to service some water issues and they very prompt, courteous and did an excellent job. It’s been around three years now and all is dry.
Mark K.
Very good customer service and communication about the project at hand. I would highly recommend Great Lakes Waterproofing.
Barbara B.
“It was very good. They were prompt, came exactly when they were supposed to, did what they were supposed to do, and the crew was pleasant. It was the type of experience that you’d want if someone was doing work in your home. The job took a couple of days and it has worked just fine.”
Dawn S.
Very quick turn-around on work. Helpful people. Finally, I’m excited to be a home-owner!
Jon B.

A job well-done is priority #1.

Great Lakes Waterproofing is one of the largest and most dependable basement waterproofing companies.

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