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Direct Structural Crack Injection - from hairline width upwards

How to inject directly into masonry and wood cracks - summary for a range of crack widths

1. Clean the crack using either a sharp, pointed tool, grinding wheel, cutting disc, Allsaw or rotary saw.

2. Remove all dust by brush or vacuum.

3. Push the injection needle or nozzle (diameter chosen according to crack width) to the base of the crack and slowly inject resin

Typical crack in masonry

Crack in Concrete - drill and fit injectors.

Cracks along the grain - shakes - in timber beam

Split in wood - drill and fit injectors.

Crack cut out to square shouldered slot ready for filling

Slot cut out wide, ready for filling.

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How to choose a crack repair method and material by Crack Width
Using Epoxy Primer/Consolidating Liquid, which is thin and will flow on its own or Thixotropic Injection Resin which is like Vaseline and does not run - this is also available in a slow set version - which only starts to set after 2.5 hours

Hairline Cracks - less than 2mm wide - indirect, fill Syringe Method, with fine needles, or cut out to 5mm +

Syringes with needles - for Thixotropic Epoxy Injection

Syringes for very fine injection.

Injecting hollow render using Syringes without needles

Injecting cracked render with Syringe - no needle fitted.

 

Syringes with needles - use Thixotropic Epoxy Slow Set (non slump),

or Epoxy Primer (runny) without needles, pushed into 4mm holes at 50mm centres.

For Voids inside masonry walls, or concrete, Inject Polyurethane Liquid - using Syringes, no needles. The Polyurethane reacts with moisture inside the wall, expands rapidly and sets within 5 to 15 minutes.


2mm to 4mm - direct Cartridge Injection Method, with 2mm needle, or cut out to 5mm +

Cartridge 400cc with 2mm needle - for Thixotropic Injection

Needle nosed - 2mm diameter - 400cc cartridge tube.

Injecting brick joint with 2mm needle

Injecting a brickwork joint using the Needle Nosed Cartridge.

Needle fitted to 400cc Cartridge - use Thixotropic Epoxy Slow Set (non slump).

Injecting a brick joint with Thixotropic Injection Resin - natural buff colour


5mm + - direct Cartridge Injection Method, with plastic pointed nozzle, or cut out to 10mm +

Pointed nozzle - cone tip - for 400cc cartridge tube.

Cartridge Kit for 400cc Skeleton Guns

Cartridge tube, cone nozzle and piston - 400cc kit.

Cone pointed plastic nozzle for 400cc or 1000cc - cut to 5mm hole diameter

Cartridge - use Thixotropic Injection Resin or Slow Set version


General principle - where possible, for the strongest repair, cut out the cracks with a saw, Router, masonry grinder, or Allsaw, to form square edged slots, and remove all dust and debris. Avoid V shaped slots - the repair will be much weaker.

Repair Thickness - the more material that we can put in to the repair, in terms of width and depth, the better it will be able to accommodate natural movements caused by changing temperatures and therefore the better it will last.

Caution - Always consult a Structural Engineer and the building's Insurers before proceeding. It is important to establish and eliminate the underlying cause of the cracking before Injection, otherwise further cracks are sure to appear.

Tell Tales - install our Tell Tail plastic crack movement measuring units and monitor for 3 months, if you are not sure that movement has ceased.

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How to make concrete and wood cosmetic Injection Repairs - matching of colour or texture

1. Using Thixotropic Injection Resins - standard or slow set - colour options:

- basic resin colour - sand/buff - matches yellow/light brown

- grey - Additive - pour in pigment in resin base

- red - Additive - pour in pigment in resin base


2. Using Moldable Epoxy Putty - colour options:

- basic resin colour - sand/buff - matches yellow/light brown

- grey - add black Mortar Powder - mix powder into the mixed product

- red - add Red Mortar Powder - mix powder into the mixed product

- white - add White Mortar Powder - mix powder into the mixed product


3. All Products - obtaining colour and texture over a repair using original Site materials:

- grind up stone, brick or mortar to a dust - apply to the wet product surfaces

- or apply to an additional wet coat of Epoxy Primer after the injected product has set

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How to repair floor to wall joint cracks

Floor to wall Joint Filling

Cut out the floor to wall joint, in the floor itself, with a masonry grinder or disc cutter, to form a square edged slot and remove all dust and debris. Wet out the slot with fresh water and prime with BondAcryl.

Cut out to - 20mm plus in width - can fill a slot of any size.

Insert a waterproof pointing mix of either Fillet Seal (supplied as a powder) or BondAcryl mixed with sand and cement (no water).

Fillet Seal Powder - available in 25kg packs, or use Bondacryl with your own washed sand and cement - supplied in 2.5, 5.0 and 25 litre bottles.

 

Concrete floor meets brick wall - open damp joint

Water escaping at a floor to wall joint.

Quarry tile floor meets brick wall - needs 'tanking' below the damp proof course

Neatly filled floor to wall joint.

Typical floor to wall joint problems - cut out the floor edge and fill. May require 'tanking' as well.

Mix up a mortar of 4:1 sharp, washed sand with fresh Portland Cement, using BondAcryl instead of water. Apply the mix to the primed slot and finish flush.

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