A Plus Concrete & Foundation Repair
We can guarantee your foundation stabilized for a lifetime

We can guarantee your foundation stabilized for a life-time.

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Foundation Stabilization, Concrete repair and Restoration, Power Wash and Sealing, Basement Moisture Prevention

Foundation Stabilization

MAKE SURE YOUR FOUNDATION LASTS FOR DECADES TO COME

Call us out for foundation repair in Allegheny, Butler, and Washington Counties

It goes without saying that your foundation is vital to the stability of your house. If your foundation is compromised, so too is your home. A Plus Concrete & Foundation Repair provides foundation repair services using the Three-Point Carbon-Fiber and Kevlar System by Fortress Stabilization that stops foundation movement in its tracks. Whether your concrete block foundation is bowing, tipping, or sheering, the three-point systems guarantees that your foundation wall will not move again for a life-time and that is backed up by a true life-time transferable warranty.

Don’t wait. Once a foundation has shifted too much, it will no longer qualify for repair and may require being completely rebuilt. Call us today to talk over your project and schedule a free estimate for Foundation Restoration Services.

The Fortress System

A Complete Solution For Basement Wall Repair

Our 20+ years of engineering and testing provide the strongest anchoring system top to bottom.

The Fortress System
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Top Anchor

Fortress was the first company to develop a top-of-wall anchor for basement wall repair.

ADVANTAGES:

The Fortress top anchor is post-tensioned after installation.

This ensures that the top anchor and wall are engaged under tension, and holding fast, when the job is complete. No other company has a post-tensioned wall anchor.

Bolting to the rim joist is safer. The sill plate is not adequately connected to the floor joist to carry the load.

The Fortress top anchor is mechanically fastened to the rim joist, not the sill plate. By connecting to the rim joist, the Fortress top anchor engages the building’s floor system, providing a stronger, more durable anchor. This prevents any movement of the basement wall.

A stronger connection.

Many older homes do not have enough sill plate-to-foundation wall connections to ensure that the sill plate will hold under stress. Engaging the floor system (first story floor to top of basement wall) provides the strongest, safest connection.

Top Anchor


Bottom Anchor

The best bottom anchor in the basement wall repair industry.

ADVANTAGES:

The quality of the bottom anchor construction is very important.

Because preventing shear requires strength, we made our bottom anchor over 5 times thicker and 125 times stiffer than the competition. In addition, we make sure that the connection to the foundation is absolutely secure. We use a dual leg solution with specific contact lengths engineered to achieve a 200% safety factor. Our bottom plate anchor is the best in the industry.

The Fortress bottom anchor secures your wall from shear slide.

Shear slides can occur at the bottom of masonry walls where shear forces are greatest. This inward movement of the wall is defined as shear. In typical situations the basement floor holds the bottom of your wall from moving in, but where there are excessive shear forces, the Fortress bottom anchor is needed. The bottom anchor uses the basement floor to secure the Carbon-Kevlar strap and prevents shear slides. The bottom anchor is used in both block and poured concrete walls.

The best solution for bottom-of-wall anchors.

The Fortress bottom anchor takes the proven American Concrete Institute recommendation for anchoring carbon fiber straps and makes it better.

Bottom Anchor


Carbon Strap

What goes into the Fortress Carbon-Kevlar strap?

ADVANTAGES:

Not all carbon fiber is created equal.

Before considering another carbon fiber system, ask how their fibers are arranged. Conventional manufactures commonly weave the carbon. This produces an attractive woven pattern, but this method also crimps the fibers while going over and under each other. When force is applied to a woven pattern, the bent fibers try to straighten out, which reduces effectiveness.

You can see that it’s done right.

Fortress has always been concerned with having the best composite performance. All strength in fiber composites is gained when the fibers are straight. Unidirectional fibers lay flat, eliminating flex when force is applied. The unidirectional method Fortress has developed creates a product twice as strong as products using woven carbon fibers. This Fortress propriety manufacturing process allows for a true unidirectional carbon product, which is the perfect tool to reinforce foundations.

Exclusive open grid technology.

The Fortress open grid technology (OGT) combined with epoxy rivet technology (ERT) connects to the carbon grid to form a mechanical bond to the wall. Epoxy rivet technology forms an adhesive bond between the grid and the masonry substrate which load to the carbon fiber, creating an adhesive bond as well as a mechanical “rivet” between each fiber of the grid. There are over 8,000 epoxy rivets securing a single strap to your wall. OGT and ERT are exclusive to the Fortress system.

Carbon-Kevlar Strap

Photo Gallery

You can see how the pressure being applied from outside of the wall has cause cracking along the seams of the concrete blocks as the wall is pushed inwardYou can see how the pressure being applied from outside of the wall has cause cracking along the seams of the concrete blocks as the wall is pushed inward After preparing the surface of the wall of the application of the Three-Point System, the Kevlar Neck-ties are installed into the rim joists at the ceiling of the basement, protecting the wall from exterior pressure at the top of the wall. Then the Carbon Fiber Sheer Plates are installs into the foot of the wall to protect it from exterior pressure from the bottom.After preparing the surface of the wall of the application of the Three-Point System, the Kevlar Neck-ties are installed into the rim joists at the ceiling of the basement, protecting the wall from exterior pressure at the top of the wall. Then the Carbon Fiber Sheer Plates are installs into the foot of the wall to protect it from exterior pressure from the bottom. Here you can see the finished project with the Three-Point System installed at least every four feet of the wallHere you can see the finished project with the Three-Point System installed at least every four feet of the wall The ICC certified epoxy glue is applied thoroughly to every section of the system, guaranteeing adhesion and project from movement for a lifetime!The ICC certified epoxy glue is applied thoroughly to every section of the system, guaranteeing adhesion and project from movement for a lifetime! This concrete block basement foundation wall has an inward bow.This concrete block basement foundation wall has an inward bow. This concrete block basement foundation wall has an inward bow.This concrete block basement foundation wall has an inward bow. We prepared the wall for the installation of straps. The Neck-tie section of the Three-Point System is installed directly into the rim-joist.We prepared the wall for the installation of straps. The Neck-tie section of the Three-Point System is installed directly into the rim-joist. The completed project, including Neck-Tie, Sheer Plate-, and Carbon Fiber and Kevlar strap gives this home owner life-time protection from tipping, bowing, or sheering.The completed project, including Neck-Tie, Sheer Plate-, and Carbon Fiber and Kevlar strap gives this home owner life-time protection from tipping, bowing, or sheering. The completed project, including Neck-Tie, Sheer Plate-, and Carbon Fiber and Kevlar strap gives this home owner life-time protection from tipping, bowing, or sheering.The completed project, including Neck-Tie, Sheer Plate-, and Carbon Fiber and Kevlar strap gives this home owner life-time protection from tipping, bowing, or sheering. This half concrete block wall did not, independently, have the support it needed and had begun tipping.This half concrete block wall did not, independently, have the support it needed and had begun tipping. We prepared the wall for the Fortress Stabilization Three-Point SystemWe prepared the wall for the Fortress Stabilization Three-Point System The owner of A Plus Concrete and Foundation Repair, Gary, works on every stabilization project we complete. Here he is applying the epoxy glue to the Carbon-Fiber and Kevlar strap.The owner of A Plus Concrete and Foundation Repair, Gary, works on every stabilization project we complete. Here he is applying the epoxy glue to the Carbon-Fiber and Kevlar strap. This is what the nearly completed stabilization looked like. This customer is guaranteed that this wall will not move anymore in their life-time.This is what the nearly completed stabilization looked like. This customer is guaranteed that this wall will not move anymore in their life-time. jquery lightbox menuby VisualLightBox.com v5.7