In most cases, a successful basement wall crack repair can be completed using an Emecole Metro DIY Foundation Crack Repair Kit. In some applications, exceptions apply where active movement towards the basement wall (resulting from settlement, soil pressure or freeze/thaw cycles) results in stress load that may cause additional cracks to develop. In such scenarios, additional strength is necessary to ensure a long-lasting permanent solution.
For basement wall applications with structural cracks (i.e. diagonal, horizontal, jagged or stair-stepped), the long-term precautionary measure before injecting with an Emecole Metro DIY Foundation Crack Repair Epoxy Kit is to first install Carbon Fiber Grids, which provide the reinforcement necessary to protect against further crack development. Each Carbon Fiber Grid is comprised of high tensile strength filament tows engineered into a woven grid-like strap. Upon installation, Carbon Fiber Grids distribute stress load away from the damaged area, protecting against the formation of new cracks.
This Emecole Metro DIY Carbon Fiber Power Grid Kit is equipped with 10 Carbon Fiber Grids. The added components, including Emecole Metro 4121 Carbon Fiber Epoxy, allows for a successful do-it-yourself installation, while providing approximately 10 feet of basement wall crack reinforcement coverage.