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 us for an assessment of your property. We will be assess any
damage that has occurred and determine the best plan for your
situation. Small cracks can end up causing big problems in the
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.
Cracks in exterior brick, concrete, or masonry.
Cracks in the concrete perimeter beam.
Separations of wood trim at the exterior corners of your
All of the above symptoms could be a sign of settlement or
differential movement. Once settlement has be 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
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.
The Fortress Stabilization System Advantages
•NO destructive attachments made to the floor or ceiling.
•Non obtrusive-lays flat to substrate.
•Able to conform to bowed surfaces.
•Pre-mixed toughened epoxy.
•Mesh is fully encapsulated in epoxy, anchoring it in place.
•Vacuum clamping system ensures regulated void-free bond every time.
•Can be painted for a smooth clean look.
•Quick labor saving installation.
•Clean-Peel backing strip provides clean prepared bonding surface.