Sheet wrapping is a novel technique for strengthening walls, in particular in areas subject to seismic occurrences. Weber have been involved in extensive laboratory testing of combinations of sheeting and cross-membering using carbon fibre strips. A variety of fibre types are available depending on the expected loading dynamics.
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Use externally-bonded reinforcement — sheet wrap
Install sheet wrap to the surface of the wall as containment reinforcement, flexural strengthening, impact strengthening and shear strengthening. The thickness of FRP wrap can be determined by design and the number of FRP sheet layers applied.
Impact strengthening for concrete or masonry walls
Use webertec force aramid sheet for impact strengthening. Install multiple layers of aramid sheet to strengthen the wall against impact damage or blast damage from explosions. Aramid is excellent for impact strengthening to walls.
Shear strengthening for concrete walls
Use webertec force carbon sheet for shear strengthening. Install multiple layers of C640 carbon sheet ultra-high modulus to strengthen against shear cracking to concrete walls.
Rendering over existing render is a last resort, and we recommend discussing alternatives and suitability with our technical team prior to taking action. Our technical team can be contacted by:
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Our technical team is available Monday to Friday, 8:30am until 5.00pm.