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Case Studies with Fortress Carbon Fiber

The best way to understand the various applications and uses of Fortress Stabilization’s products is to examine the various case studies identified below. These case studies do not explore all the uses and applications of carbon fiber reinforcement, but rather, only give a general view of the most common applications. After all, carbon fiber reinforcements with products from Fortress Stabilization have unlimited applications. The only limiting factor is your imagination.

Residential Applications

Shear Pin Straps
Saving the foundation, saving renovation expenses.
07/2016
Carbon Anchors with Straps
Carbon Kevlar Grid straps, Kevlar neckties, Carbon Anchors, and Carbon Staples
06/2016
Glazed Tile Foundation
Stabilization horizontal cracking in glazed tile foundation
03/2016
Brick Foundation Repair
Dealing with the unique challenges of a brick foundation
02/2016
Residential Foundation Distress
A luxury home suffered foundation distress due to poor construction methods and hydrostatic soil pressure.
04/2011
Residential Basement Repair
Walls were tilting inward from lack of sill plate creating major cracking and deflection.
03/2011
Precast Sandwich Panels
Increasing compression, shear and tensile strength of under-designed foundation walls.
02/2011
Home Foundation Replacement
Use of Fortress Pre-Cured Pre-Preg Grid Mesh as an alternative to foundation replacement.
04/2010
Foundation Shear Slide
In this case, because of continued bowing and load of soil, foundation shear slide occurred.
12/2009
Concrete Pool Repair
Cracks can occur in practically all concrete structures.
10/2009
Corner Concrete Wall Crack Repair
Use of corner grid strap kit to stabilize foundation wall.
04/2008
Home Foundation Repairs / Stabilization
Countersunk Staple to stabilize foundation wall.
09/2007
Home Foundation Repairs
Carbon Kevlar Staples to restore foundation to original condition.
07/2006
Family Residence Foundation Repair
Use of Fortress Carbon/Kevlar to repair fractured foundation.
06/2004

Commercial Applications

Expert Parking Garage
Design is for carbon grid straps along with steel.
10/2017
Bridge Reinforcement
Carbon anchors used to reinforce bridge.
07/2016
Parking Garage
Metal pan concrete deck did not bond to Nelson Studs.
05/2015
Concrete Beams
Strengthen Concrete Beams for shear reinforcement.
04/2013
Bridge Column
Reinforcement of highway-bridge column.
04/2012
Historic Commercial Building
Retrofit building design for commercial use and wind load codes.
09/2010
Water Park
Reinforcement of Columns for water slide.
06/2010
Historic Building
Removal of building facade and removal of building structure.
04/2010
Food Processing Plant
Use of Unidirectional Tow Sheet & 4550 Epoxy Resin
02/2009
Chevron Mine
Use of Fortress Carbon Kevlar Grid to reinforce mine draw points
12/2007
Hotel Balcony
Use of Pre-cured Pre-preg w/peel-ply column wrap to repair Hotel Balcony.
09/2007
Bridge Column Repair
Use of Carbon Fiber Fabric to repair damaged bridge column
11/2006
Highway Repair
Use of Fortress Carbon/Kevlar to waterproof segmental joints on highway.
01/2006
Overpass Repair
Use of Fortress Carbon/Kevlar to repair joints on highway overpass.
11/2005
Clay Brick
Use of Fortress Carbon/Kevlar to compensate construction under-designed for code wind loads.
04/2005
Bridge Repair
Use of Fortress L-Brackets/V-Lam to repair SR92 Bridge