Mission Home Services Crack Repair
Mission Home Services, LLC out of Walkersville, MD was called to look at cracking on the exposed CMU basement walls of a 10 year old addition on a 30+ year old home. While onsite, Dave Mauldin and Bobby Andrew, owners of Mission Home Services, LLC contacted Rhino to discuss the appropriate repairs for this project. FaceTime was utilized so that the Rhino Products staff could see the issues as the appropriate repair methods were discussed.
When the addition was built, the exterior wall was not tied in properly. The crack that formed was located where the new exterior wall of the addition met the existing structure. It was wider at the top than the bottom which indicated settlement at the corner of the addition. This settlement also caused cracking at the door and window along both the back and side walls of the addition. It was determined that the Rhino 12″ Crack Repair would be used to reinforce the wall at each crack. Bidirectional carbon fiber would also be placed horizontally to provide additional strength across the crack where the addition met the existing structure. The repair at this location had to be placed on the exterior due to the existing interior wall.
Drawings stamped by a Maryland Licensed professional engineer were required for this project. After determining the appropriate repair methods, Rhino’s in-house engineer created a drawing detailing these repairs and worked with Ingram Engineering Services, Inc. out of West Chester, PA to provide the attached engineer report for this project.
After the report was provided, Mission Home Services, LLC was able to proceed with the repairs. First, all of the areas were prepped by grinding. The parging on the exterior of the wall had to be ground off in order to allow the carbon fiber to be attached directly to the block.
Using CFRP for crack repair on masonry walls is one of the best methods to use for lasting repairs.
After the epoxy had sufficient time to cure, the crew came back in and parged over the carbon fiber that was installed on the exterior wall. This parging not only protects the epoxy and carbon fiber, but provides a seamless repairs that can be painted or allowed to blend in with the surrounding parging over time. Even though our epoxy is UV resistant and does not break down when exposed, it is recommended that all repairs done on the exterior of a structure be covered.
If you’re ever on a project and you have questions regarding the appropriate repair method, give us a call. At Rhino we provide excellent customer support and training, we can work with engineers to provide stamped drawings for your projects, and we will assist your company with marketing. Our products are very user friendly, can be purchased directly from Rhino, and are usually shipped the same day.
We want to say thank you to Mission Homes Services, LLC for continuing to put high quality work in place and helping to give the entire line of Rhino Products a good name.