Seattle Carbon Fiber Retaining Wall Solutions
Carbon fiber reinforcement can be a very effective means to reinforce, stabilize, and repair damaged or deteriorated retaining walls for homes and businesses in Seattle, Washington. In order to effectively stop movement in a retaining wall, “restraint” has to be provided. For instance, if a wall is tipping and carbon fiber straps are added, the wall could still continue to tip but would do so as one reinforced section. If tiebacks or other means of securing the top of the wall are provided, then the carbon fiber will resist any movement between the tiebacks and the backfill restraining the base of the wall.
Since the carbon fiber is ultra thin at less than 1/8″ thick, the overall finished appearance can have a very low aesthetic impact once the wall is coated or painted. Specialty exterior paints provide sufficient concealment of the carbon fiber, however some clients may prefer to parge coat the wall for a complete uniform appearance that blends in with the existing concrete finishes.
If you have noticed signs of cracking or structural damage on your retaining wall, contact our Seattle foundation repair team today for a free, no-obligation assessment for your retaining wall repair!