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There are six ways a basement wall generally moves:

1. Inward movement due to lateral forces from soil pressure;

2. Outward movement due to soil shrinkage caused by soil drying out in the summer months;

3. Opening or widening of a crack due to thermal changes, for example, freezing, thawing, or wet and dry conditions in soil;

4. Closing of a crack due to thermal changes; 5) Shear due to uneven loading of the structure;

6. Slight sinking of the footing. Carbon fiber staples address all six movements. It is important to understand how the carbon fiber staples work to create the best and most permanent crack repair possible. As concrete attempts to move, the load transfers to the carbon fiber staple and is distributed throughout the staple. The strength of the staple stops the movement and reinforces the damaged area.

For vertical cracks, the staples are installed perpendicular to the crack. As pressure pushes on the wall, tension pulls the staples and the load is transferred to the carbon fiber. For horizontal cracking, the staples are also placed perpendicular to the crack. Horizontal cracks are also a sign of shear movement. Shear movement is addressed by installing staples in a cross hatch or “X” pattern across the crack. This "X" pattern will arrest walls and prevent cracking in both shear and inward movement. Check out the sections below to view the carbon fiber staple products we offer, how to install the staples in your cracked wall, and other uses for carbon fiber staples.

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HOW TO INSTALL RHINO STAPLES

In just 6 easy steps


Rhino Staples Installation Preparation

1PREPARATION

Lay plastic or drop cloth around work surface

Tools Plastic or dropcloth


Rhino Staples Installation Staple Locations

2STAPLE LOCATIONS

a. Starting from the bottom of the crack measure 8" up for the location of the first staple

b. Staple should be installed every 8" and criss crossed at every other staple location

c. Center the staple to the crack and trace the outline of the staple

Note: Staples should always be installed horizontal with the crack

Tools Measuring tape, marker


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3GRINDING AND DRILLING

GRIND

Using the tuck point grinder, grind the marked staple locations

Note: The depth on your tuck point grinder should be roughly 3/8" deep

DRILL

a. Line the staple legs up with the ground area

b. Mark and drill the holes approximately 1" deep

Tools Tuck point grinder, drill, half inch masonry drill bit


Rhino Staples Installation Mixing epoxy

4MIXING EPOXY

a. Dipense approximately 1/3 of the tube of the Rhino fast Curing Epoxy onto the disposable work surface as cardboard. Add more as needed.

b. Thoroughly mix epoxy with plastic putty knife until you achieve a light gray and uniform mix

Tools Epoxy gun, disposable work surface, plastic putty knife


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5STAPLE INSTALL

a. Using plastic putty knife, apply epoxy to the ground areas

b. Roll the legs of the staple into the epoxy

c. Press the staple into the prepped surface

d. Fill the prep surface with the Rhino Fast Curing Epoxy until it is even with your concrete surface

Tools Putty knife


Rhino Staples Installation finished product

6FINISHED PRODUCT

Once Rhino's Fast Curing Epoxy has dried you can paint over repair

Tools Hammer


CARBON FIBER INSTALLATION

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