The global infrastructure industry is fast replacing traditional building materials such as concrete, wood, and steel with carbon fiber composite solutions for structural strengthening— and for good reason. Carbon fiber offers superior performance against corrosion, resists deterioration, and lasts longer than traditional building elements. It reinforces the structure in a non-invasive way, without changing its interior or exterior look. Additionally, carbon wrap reinforcement systems provide strength and resilience to a structure at ten times that of steel. Depending on the environment, carbon fiber can last up to 50 years. Finally, carbon fiber solutions are faster to install and at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional cement or steel reinforcement. We’ll cover the additional benefits carbon fiber provides and how you can use it below. Utility of Carbon Fiber in Infrastructure At Advanced FRP Systems, we use the most innovative and cost-effective carbon fiber solution for reinforcement — from bridges to piers, to dams, docks, and more. Carbon fiber wraps can be applied to repair many structures made from traditional materials, including: Deteriorated and Spalling Concrete Corroded Steel Cracked Concrete Column Restoring Load Capacity Seismic-Related Deficiencies Structural Related Deficiencies Harsh Environmental Protection New Construction Advantages of Carbon Fiber Advantages: Offers superior strength and corrosion resistance Provides more thermal capabilities over traditional materials Gives minimal changes to weight or appearance Flexible carbon fiber wrap conforms to any shape or size Is faster to repair than traditional materials Doesn’t need welding Doesn’t require heavy equipment to use Offers better ROI and is more affordable Makes minimal noise and disruption during prep and installation Application of Carbon Fiber Composite in Infrastructure Carbon fiber solutions include reinforcement, sheets, wraps, and other composite materials designed for projects subject to progressive collapse and corrosion, including: Concrete Columns Concrete Slabs Concrete or Masonry Walls Piers Docks Seawalls Penstocks Dams Bridges Beams Need Structural Repair and Reinforcement? Contact Us. Advanced FRP Systems offers innovative, customized structural repair and reinforcement solutions using high-quality materials compliant with many pertinent ISO, DOT, ASME, and API code requirements. We take time to dive into the unique structural problems of your assets and build the right custom solution or preventative measure to meet your needs. Whatever structural damage or foundation problems you may have, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll find the right composite solution for you.