Hotel Parking Garage

Failure of steal and welds due to corrosion, tension, and shear stress required seam maintenance of the Double Tee parking garage. Double Tee “hotshot” Anchors were utilized to reinforce the seams, combined with new welds and sealant. Single layers of 300 GSM unidirectional fabric were wrapped at beam ends, anchored by Fortec Carbon Staple Anchors,…

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Basement Wall Corner Brace

This interior block basement wall was cracking in deflecting in over an inch in the corner. The wall was prepped, brace locations were marked, then crack was filled with Xtreme 4000 epoxy. 3′ horizontal ReGrid extensions were installed at each corner brace location, followed by the installation of four solid carbon corner braces.

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Retail Center Slab Crack Repair

This large retail center was experiencing severe cracking in multiple areas. The contractor installed approximately 1,000 Crack Stitches as part of the overall space remodel. As the images show, stitches were installed roughly 12″ apart, perpendicular to the crack to maximize the tensile strength of the carbon fiber and prevent future crack expansion. The cracks…

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Residential Block Wall Shear

This hillside home was being completely renovated when it was discovered that three different walls were experiencing significant inward deflection. One wall was also suffering from 1-1.5″ of bottom shear. The contractor used a fast set high compression grout to fill in the void caused by the shear. This process helps reestablish the compression strength…

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Residential ReBar Pop

This California home was experiencing an all too common problem of the reinforcement steel popping out of the concrete on the home’s exterior. The home owner was considering raising the home and having a new foundation installed, but chose to go with a composite reinforced foundation instead. This saved thousands of dollars and provided a…

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Factory to Hotel Conversion

This industrial building, originally built in 1926, was being re-purposed into a hotel. The load demands for occupancy and dining facilities required that reinforcement be installed on all floors. Fortress ReGrid carbon Kevlar® straps were chosen, and a total of over 4,000 feet was installed in 33′ spans. Each span took less than 25 minutes…

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ReGrid Surface Mount Straps Overhead Installation

The concrete Span-Crete box planking over the crawlspace was experiencing major rebar corrosion in this Wisconsin residence. Fortress Carbon Kevlar Re:Grid straps were used to reinforce the failed rebar. Spacing was designed based on the loss of tensile strength from the failed steel. Anti-corrosion treatment and cleaning of corrosion was also performed on the remaining…

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Interstate 95 Florida Skate Park

The Miami Park Authority in cooperation with The Nick Katz Charitable Foundation partnered together to build several skate parks under the I95 freeway viaducts. A construction error occurred in one of the parks in Miami as contractors drilled into structural girders to hang lighting. FDOT required the removal of the lighting and that the area…

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“Cold Pour” Basement Wall Repair with InvisiBeam Straps

This non-reinforced, cold pour foundation wall showed significant cracking. The cracking worsened over the years leading to a structural deficiency that required repair. The repair included the use of Fortress Stitch and Seal kits, which included ReGrid Stitches, Xtreme #4070 Gel Epoxy as a surface seal, and Xtreme #4040 injection resin. Following the crack repair,…

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Wall Shear

Project Scope: Residential block foundation built in 1930s. All walls were in various modes of failure. Slab and footer were poured monolithic.  Two walls were deemed too far out of tolerance to repair and were therefore replaced. Solution: InvisiBeam Carbon Kevlar straps with top anchor and bottom anti-shearing anchor were used on remaining walls, which…

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