Case Studies

The Basement Guys® Cleveland Case Studies: CarbonArmor Reinforcing System in Akron, OH

Monday, July 6th, 2020 by Mary Lowe


On a random day, this Akron homeowner went into their basement and noticed a crack along their wall. He knew that this was not normal so he grabbed his level to examined it and discovered the wall is starting to bow. Knowing that if this problem was not fixed in a timely fashion, the damage can get much worse which means a more pricey project. 

After consideration, this homeowner wanted to fix this before the problem grew worse. He started his research on the best contractors in his area, after talking to several different companies, only a couple came out to do estimates. The Basement Guys of Cleveland was the best contractor for this homeowner because we had the best pricing without being too pushy, the best warranty, and our timeframe was shorter than the other companies. 



After our salesperson came to the home for a free estimate, they created goals on how to tackle the homeowner’s issue the best way possible. Shortly after, our waterproofing experts went to work in the home.

The first thing that was done to the home was set up protective coverings over the homeowner’s floor, stairs, and furniture. When our experts arrived they noticed that the homeowner already covered everything but The Basement Guys are passionate about protection so we put down another layer of covering. 

When dealing with wall cracks in a basement it is important to get those cracks sealed quickly to prevent them from spreading more and causing more damage. The most common reason why basement walls start to crack is because of the soil under your house, check out our blog about the impact of soil has on your home for more information. 


Our foreman went around the basement and took out any material that needed to be removed in order to provide the best service possible. The next step that was accomplished was to seal the cracks along the wall. 

Once the wall cracks were sealed to perfection, our patented CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System was installed. These carbon fiber strips are perfect for fixing cracking and bowing foundation walls. As a reference, the Amry Corps of Engineers developed this technology to reinforce bomb shelters, build skyscrapers and bridges.

This foundation repair was done in a timely and professional manner! This homeowner made an extra effort to reach out about how happy he was with his basement and will be recommending us to his friends and family. 


If you notice similar cracks in your home, make sure to schedule a free estimate!


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