Link to the video by clicking the photo below to see how easy this cement based anchor is to install.
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Considering there are typically two owners involved in every LL37 Retaining Wall project simplicity is key.
The philosophy of SIP vs ROAR starts with removing or repairing as little as possible, continues with all operations being performed from the “OWNER’S” side and involves turning an unreinforced masonry structure into a reinforced masonry structure with a series of socked anchors, including post-tensioned, and involving the backfill as necessary but all contained within the fabric of the structure itself. The detail above is but one solution provided in a complete manual designed by Cintec available from ConSpec by placing the words “Cintec Retaining Wall Manual” in the subject line of the contact sheet on this web site ( https://www.conspec-rep.com/contact-us/ ).
ConSpec works with both NYC Licensed Engineers and Specialty Contractors that provide both the designs and construction services necessary to keep your costs and time to an absolute minimum. Again please reach out to us for;
When Thornton Tomasetti had to consider the condition and stability of the terracotta for the Helmsley Building at 230 Park Avenue, including ornate Buffalo Heads, ConSpec’s SIP vs ROAR concept proved appropriate with the replacement of pieces that were beyond repair (Rip-Out-And-Replace) but anchor (Stabilize_In-Place) with Custom Designed Cintec anchors to dramatically reduce overall costs and project completion time.
When all local traditional methods for stabilization of the brick structures at Angkor Wat had been exhausted. ConSpec was consulted by the Conservator based on our knowledge and representation of numerous masonry stabilization and strengthening means, methods and materials. To provide the most effective and least intrusive solution we traveled to the site and installed the HeliFix DryFix anchors for their review.
Cintec designs an anchor for both FRP and FRCM (RureGold) based Systems with their sock/cement technology. Works just as well with resin systems with guaranteed pullout, easy to install and fireproof. Installs with battery operated bulk cement caulking gun. Based on proven sock/cement by Cintec, used industry wide for almost 50 years. Engineered for the engineer, constructed for the contractor.
Same technology when used with threaded stainless steel rod in lieu of carbon fiber rope is ideal for CMU and Speed Tile thin wall sections providing maximum pullout and shear.
After completing a recent parking garage that used over 30,000 HeliFix PatchPins with the contractor eventually saying “I wouldn’t use anything else!” I wondered how many of my concrete repair contractors are still spending $4-7/pin using the old resin and threaded rod method compared to about $2 installed for the PatchPin. Please confirm or dispute my numbers but watch the “17 second” installation video and consider – time to install, no waste of plastic or epoxy, use 1 or 10,000 at a time, NO CLEANING OF THE DRILL HOLE, it’s a DryFIx!, carry a days supply IN YOUR POCKET, bend easily as required, tie SS wire as needed. Think about it.
Have any masonry restoration or strengthening situation that you might need an alternative or even primary solutions for? With one email, whether you are a contractor or an engineer days, weeks, months or even years could be cut off solving the problem. I have the horror stories that have in fact lasted years. It’s only an email, what have you got to lose. email@example.com – Cindercrete weak, Drop Ceiling requires 1000# ultimate pullout, for example.
Hollow Core Plank – Retrofit anchor solutions. It has been over 12 years where one project in NYC had hollow core plank specified on 5000PSI CMU block walls. Problem was the job was built with 3000psi CMU resulting in compression failure of the brick at every floor line. In lieu of tearing down the structure we supplied custom Cintec anchors to allow the reskinning of the brick after we strengthen the connection for the plank to the block. Attachment to brick, CMU Block, Speed Tile or even steel is a typical application.
ENGINEERS, PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING – I just spoke with a national anchor testing lab. They told me that to get the test anchors out of the concrete, THEY USE A TORCH! Think about it. Ever wonder why resin anchors aren’t allowed over 6 stories in the UK, something else to think about.
Cintec while primarily used as a retrofit high capacity cement based fireproof anchor is rarely considered for new construction so most designers are not familiar with the 50 year track record of this system. However when there is a deficiency in new construction or an anchor fails, it them, by definition, becomes a restoration project. The problem now becomes, most structural engineers are not restoration/adaptive engineers and are not familiar with this type of retrofit solution. It is however a common solution in the restoration, stabilization, strengthening community. Please reach out to www.cintec.com or our site www.conspec-rep.com for your repair/restoration needs.