High Rise Crack Repair
On a newly constructed high rise in downtown Nashville, engineers had concerns with cold joints at the top of an exterior wall.
The engineers directed the general contractor to epoxy inject these joints. While quoting this work, Derek Veselich, owner of Ground Up Builders, Inc. recommended that carbon fiber be used in conjunction with the epoxy injection. The engineers liked the idea, so Derek contacted Rhino Carbon Fiber to discuss the best carbon fiber option.
The carbon fiber and epoxy were installed prior to the injection in order to seal the crack. Then the ports were installed through the carbon fiber. This required drilling through the carbon fiber, but since the horizontal tow was used, this did not compromise the integrity of the repair.
Rhino was able to send out the carbon fiber alone with our epoxy injection kits overnight for Ground Up to begin the repairs the following day. There were also cracks in the newly constructed pool on the top of the building that Ground Up looked at with the general contractor. They were able to use the same repair method that was used on the cold joins to address these cracks.
We want to say thank you to Ground Up Builders, Inc. for recommending our products. They recently attended our first Day of Rhino in Columbus, OH which offered live demonstrations with tips and tricks on installation, marketing, lead generation, and sales training as well as installation examples and product overviews.
If you come across a situation on any of the projects you are working on where you think carbon fiber could be used, give us a call and we would be glad to work with you to come up with a solution. Our in-house engineer can also work with your engineers to answer any questions they may have. We will be having future meetings like the Day of Rhino and we are always available to answer questions and provide training when necessary.
Quality work performed by a contractor with a high quality product results in custom satisfaction and repeat projects. The benefits of a satisfied customer go far beyond the profit of the project.