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Installing Heli bar

 

 

Are you looking to reinforce masonry in both new and existing structures? Then look no further than Helical Bars!

Although it can be used in a variety of applications, Helical Bar is by far its most effective in reinforcing masonry due to its excellent bonding capabilities as well as for crack stitching. Here’s our quick guide to installation:

Installing Heli Bar | TECO Building Products

 

Reinforcing masonry with Helical Bar

To get started, it’s important to rake or cut slots into horizontal mortar joint to a depth of between 25-35mm and at 450mm or 6 brick courses vertical spacing. Following this you should vacuum out the slots and thoroughly flush with water.

At this stage, you should move onto producing the grout required for this installation. Start by mixing two parts of grout in a tub and then insert a bead of grout into the back of the slot using a grout gun.

Next, you should push the Helical Bar into the grout to obtain good coverage and insert a bead of grout over the exposed Helical Bar and iron into the slot using a finger trowel. Fill the slot with grout leaving sufficient depth for re-pointing.

Nearing the end of the installation, you should use a colour matched mortar to repair fractured bricks and to make the area good re-point the slot to match the existing area as closely as possible.

Sizes of Helical Bar

We stock grade 304 stainless steel helical bars in both 1 and 2 metres lengths and in diameters of either 6mm or 8mm.

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