Advanced Basement Systems Case Studies: State-of-the-Art Repair Option for Foundation Challenges

Friday, March 20th, 2020 by Ben Bates


These homeowners in Elgin County had foundation problems which were starting to affect their entire home. The cracking and shifting foundation was causing cracks in the drywall, gaps between walls and floors and ceilings and walls as well as hard to open windows and doors. 

If left unchecked, these problems would not only continue but worsen over time, affecting windows, doors, framing and even ultimately leading to foundation failure: rendering the home unsafe for living.  


At Advanced Basement Systems, we were happy to offer them a state-of-the-art solution for bowing and cracking foundation walls: The CarbonArmour® Wall Reinforcing System

The CarbonArmour® Wall Reinforcing System utilizes a similar technology used to reinforce bomb shelters, skyscrapers, and bridges. Here’s the process: 

Flexible carbon fibre straps (up to 10 times stronger in tension than steel!) are attached to the rim joist of the home, then bonded to the interior face of the problematic foundation wall using a high-strength epoxy resin.

The straps effectively stabilize the wall, requiring no exterior excavation. The system installs quickly and allows for the basement to be finished in the future. 

If you’d like to learn more about this foundation repair option and live in southwestern Ontario, reach out to us for a complimentary inspection and free, written estimate.  Click here to submit your information online, or give us a call: 1-866-277-1277

Project Summary

Inspector: Sam

Crew Leader: Kevin

About the author
Ben Bates lives in the Chatham-Kent area and has been involved in the basement, crawl space and foundation industry since 2008. He has a passion for improving homes the right way and knows what it takes to waterproof, encapsulate or stabilize homes in Ontario. He assists with over 900 projects per year.

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