Fortress Carbon Fiber Stabilization

Best under pressure

The first top-of-wall anchoring system in the industry makes repairing bowed basement walls seem simple.

The Fortress Stabilization System is a Complete Solution

Top Anchor

The first company to develop a top-of-wall anchor.

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.

Bottom Anchor 

The best in the industry. Here’s why:

The quality of the bottom anchor construction is very important. Because preventing shear requires strength, we made our bottom anchor over five 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 percent 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 slide.

The only solution with these benefits:
  1. ICC-ES building code certification.
  2. Lifetime warranty
  3. Stronger than the original wall.
  4. Carbon fiber & Kevlar systems.

The Only System With ICC Certification and a Lifetime Warranty

What goes into the Fortress Carbon-Kevlar Strap?

Not all carbon fiber is created equal.

Before considering another carbon fiber system, ask how their fibers are arranged. Conventional manufacturers 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.

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