How ya doing Matt,
so ask yourselves this, if Fortress or all INT system co’s really cared about homeowners and their bowed in walls then WHY don’t they show everybody what i try to show some here? Why don’t they inform homeowners the same things, most successful repair method that Fairfax county VA talks about? (link below) Why don’t they simply write an article like John McEwen wrote on basement waterproofing, foundation repair and the scams within? I could go on with this particular point but ya’s likely get it so…
In my honest experienced opinion, the videos are just a ploy, a means of trying to BS people further, as they do with installing interior drainage systems, and extract $$$ outta them - i say yet again lol, why don’t they show homeowners what i will (links below) of EXTERIOR cracks in these walls that they NEVER ‘address’, lol. They leave all these EXT cracks, open… think about that will ya please.
AND, when one installs carbon fibers straps or beams or wall anchors, those things do NOT remove-reduce-lessen the cause(s) of why the wall is bowing in and has EXT cracks, and leaks… think about that too lol.
Example again, lets say a tree branch or two falls on your ROOF during a storm and it causes EXT damage to the roof, you know, OPENINGS and subsequently water entered becasue-of those openings in roof, RIGHT? haha
Well, are ya’s going to leave the tree branch on roof and NOT repair the exterior of the roof and INSTEAD, go in the attic and install some type of carbon fiber straps in attic/ceiling or wall (rrof lol) anchors and then devise some goofy moronic drain tile system up in the attic to divert the incoming water? I don’t think so but hey, in today’s screwed up world who knows what some Bozo’s will do/try.
Carbon fiber straps, wall anchors, beams do not remove the clay soil that expands n contracts AGAINST the wall, they do not remove any possible tree roots that grow along-against a foundation wall and all that INT system crap does not seal-repair-waterproof any of the exterior cracks in wall, cracked-deteriorating parging etc.
1:10 mark in that video they say-show, bowed in wall “caused by external soil pressure”.
1:30 they say-claim, 'The good news is, all three types of movement are addressed by using carbon straps etc — well what the HLL does ‘ADDRESS’ mean? Ask yourselves what ‘ADDRESS’ means to those who install them and their lawyers! They falsely claim imo, ‘They ELIMINATE ANY FUTURE WALL MOVEMENT’… really? Read the fine print IF there is any in their contracts
Is that part of their legal ‘out’ if and when someone’s wall moves, cracks further, bows in a bit more in the future? Uh huh. The word ADDRESS, hmmmmm, what does it mean HERE, per the carbon straps
See the multiple EXTERIOR cracks here… why don’t they inform homeowners of these? Why don’t they inform homeowners these cracks will get worse, widen and they allow water in basement, crawl n cause mold, efflorescence and are open invitations for insects to enter, how about some mice, a rat etc
Clay soil against the walls and some tree roots help cause this, installing anything INSIDE a basement does not remove, reduce any of the EXTERNAL soil pressure-roots etc and doesn’t repair/waterproof these cracks, sheesh lol
Clay soil, some pretty BLUE clay soil and underground tree roots caused these exterior cracks and BOWED IN wall…
… see the corner crack, the long horizontal crack, the step crack, the cracked exterior parging etc?
Why don’t the inside system knotheads SHOW homeowners these existing problems? Well, we know why eh.
Fairfax County VA, pages 6 and 7…
YO, lol… SURELY if carbon straps were what some falsely claim they are, they do… Fairfax and others would inform homeowners of the supposed claim, ‘Eliminates any future wall movement’ … right? lol come on folks, getting bs’d
"Based on application submissions and project reviews, the MOST successful repair method for foundation walls… is to remove and replace the clay with sandy-gravelly soils and waterproof the exterior of wall’
Hmmmm, ‘remove the clay soil’… backfill with sand-gravel’, ‘waterproof the exterior of wall’… does installing carbon fiber straps etc inside REMOVE clay soil outside? lol Does it waterproof the exterior of wall? hlllll no.