Bowed Wall Kits



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The Rhino Carbon Fiber™ Bowed Wall Repair Kit is the perfect solution for bowing walls and eliminates the issues traditional methods pose for residential and commercial property owners. The Rhino Carbon Fiber™ Bowed Wall Repair Kit is installed on the inside portion of the wall, making this solution less intrusive and less expensive than traditional methods. The final finish is smooth, flat and nearly invisible when painted and it doesn’t take up additional square footage.

Carbon fiber is light weight, easy-to-install, strong (10x stronger than steel) and non-corrosive, which eliminates the need for maintenance.

Our patented industry-leading product and installation method work on poured and block (CMU) walls, bonding carbon fiber to the frame (top) and foundation (bottom) to prevent shear damage; this utilizes the complete tensile strength of carbon fiber. Rhino Carbon Fiber™ holds a patent on the bowed wall system, making the Rhino Carbon Fiber™ Bowed Wall Repair Kit one of the best carbon fiber bowed wall repair systems on the market.
Please note that Unidirectional Carbon Fiber is not appropriate for repairs that require high anisotropic strength (strength in all directions); Rhino Carbon Fiber™ CFRP (Bidirectional) is better suited for these repairs.
 
Rhino Carbon Fiber™ is an industry leader in concrete crack repair and structural strengthening, providing strong, efficient and easy-to-use products! Rhino Carbon Fiber™ continues to innovate, creating cost and labor effective concrete repair and strengthening solutions for residential and commercial applications.


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Product Benefits

  • Installation method utilizes the complete tensile strength of carbon fiber
  • Quick, easy and efficient installation; can be completed in a single day
  • Easy-to-install in tight locations (crawlspaces etc.)
  • The final finish is smooth, flat and nearly invisible when painted
  • Doesn’t increase your footprint
  • Replaces traditional methods of installation and the issues that come with them (see below)

World of Applications

The Rhino Carbon Fiber™ Bowed Wall Repair Kit can be used in an assortment of residential and commercial applications:

  • Cracking foundation walls
  • Bowing foundation walls
  • Leaning foundation walls
  • Wall reinforcement and strengthening

The problem with your foundation walls

When foundation walls start cracking, bowing or moving inward, it is a sign of structural failure which should be addressed immediately to prevent further damage and large repair costs. Walls can start to bow for many reasons, and environmental conditions play a significant role; however, the primary causes for bowing walls are:

  • Outside hydrostatic pressure on the walls from soil
  • Tree roots
  • Undersigned walls
  • Construction failures/poor quality construction

There are 4 stages of foundation wall bowing damage, and the earlier you catch the problem, the more cost effective the repair solution:

  • Soil expands and cracks start to form
  • Severe inward movement of the wall
  • The wall begins to shear (separation from foundation base and house framing)
  • The wall cannot be rescued and needs replacement

The traditional bowed concrete wall repair methods (the old way)

Bowed wall repair methods have always been invasive, expensive procedures that can be cumbersome to residential and commercial property owners.

Although carbon fiber is the ideal repair option for bowing walls over traditional methods in many cases, these traditional methods have occasionally been paired in conjunction with carbon fiber to increase the overall strength of the repair. For example, the dig and push method pushes the wall back to its original position, but the wall still contains cracks and needs to be reinforced – this is where carbon fiber comes into play and the Rhino Carbon Fiber™ Bowed Wall Repair Kit is the perfect solution.

Here are some of the traditional bowed wall repair methods and theissues they present to the property owner:

1. Wall Tie Backs / Wall Anchors:

  • Expensive ($$$)
  • Bowed walls not fully straightened
  • Damaged concrete blocks
  • Exterior excavation is necessary
  • Aesthetic concern for potential buyers
  • Can’t finish the basement

2. Steel Stationary Beams:

  • Expensive ($$$)
  • Obtrusive beams stick out from wall
  • Cracks in wall not fixed
  • Exterior excavation is necessary
  • Decreased property value and scares prospective buyers
  • Loss of space

3. Power Beams:

  • Expensive ($$$)
  • Obtrusive beams stick out from wall
  • Cracks in wall not fixed
  • Beams not secured to floor
  • Increased pressure twists floor joists
  • Decreased property value and scares prospective buyers
  • Unable to finish because of the beams

4. Dig and Push:

  • Expensive ($$$)
  • Obtrusive
  • Difficult process
  • Destructive to sidewalks, driveways, flowerbeds and yards

If you have concrete that needs repair or reinforcement, think: Rhino Carbon Fiber™!