The Fortress Stabilization System is a special hybrid of Carbon Fiber and Kevlar woven in a grid form that permits the carbon to be encapsulated in epoxy matrix for tremendous bonding performance. It is designed to work equally well on poured-in-place concrete and concrete block foundations.
The material comes in straps 4 ½” wide. Each strap has several carbon tows (or strands) per inch with the Carbon Fibers running in one direction and the Kevlar strands in the other. The straps can be applied vertically, horizontally or diagonally to provide the required tension capacity. They are then fully encapsulated in epoxy, which penetrates the hundreds of small openings of the weave creating epoxy rivets to permanently bond the material to the substrate.
Special lamination techniques provide a 98% void free laminate, which also pulls strap into a deflected surface.