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The technology of screw shaped rods made from stainless steel is a great advantage during repairs to historically valuable buildings because of its high utility value with minimum damage to these buildings. Weight distribution panels are not used, the usual grooves for application are 10 mm wide and up to 120 mm deep and the holes for application are only 12-16 mm apart and up to 1500 mm deep when made by normal drilling methods and deeper when made by core-drilling. Core drilling is very suitable for historical buildings where the strength of the binding materials and the masonry is very low and during normal impact drilling the masonry may be loosened and when drilling through, a funnel shaped aperture may occur in the face brick or stone. However we must take into account the possibility of using water to cool core-drills for reasons of possible damage to decorations etc. For grouting and filling mortar it is suitable to take into account the strength of the masonry into which it is being applied and select appropriately strong mortar, this being with the smallest compressive strength and if possible use lime materials for the fillings. When working with this system it is very important to place demands on the professional competence of the company used for this application and that it is suitably equipped with the appropriate tools for stone work.

Application is particularly suitable:

For fitting a bond beam
pic. of TC-08 standard detail

For creating lintels above collapsed vaulted arches
pic. of KC-08, TC-27, TC-03, TC-02 standard details

Interconnecting the whole width of the masonry
pic. of KC-01, TC-08

standard detail

Securing damaged vaults
pic. of KC-27, TC-15, TC-16, TC-17, KC-13, KC-14, KC-15 standard detail

Suitable materials: