In the late 1980s, Professor Mo Ehsani pioneered the field of repair and retrofit of structures with Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) products.
PileMedic® is a patented technology that was developed following 25 years of research and development. The PileMedic laminates are manufactured with specially designed equipment commonly used in aerospace and military applications. Sheets of carbon or glass fabric 4-feet wide are saturated with a proprietary resin and passed through a press that applies uniform heat and pressure to produce a laminate with strength greater than plate steel.
PileMedic® is only offered through QuakeWrap, Inc. Professor Ehsani founded QWI in 1994 focusing on providing engineering design and FRP materials to clients in the nuclear power, pipeline, seismic, mining and industrial industries. In December 2009, Dr. Ehsani left the University of Arizona as a Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering to fully devote his attention to the growth of QuakeWrap Inc.
A roll of laminate can be cut in the field to fit any shape or size pile.
PileMedic® laminates are reinforcing sheets, like steel plates. They have the equivalent strength of a #4 rebar spaced every 2.5 inches.
No bolted or glued seams that become the weak point under loading.
Made of composite materials that will not corrode
Minimal training and equipment needed for rapid installations.
Full capacity is reached within 24 hours..
"Piles are now being repaired in an hour compared to a day." - Navy Commander
"In a business where compliments are few and far between, I would like to assign credit to a few good men. I would like to thank your exemplary employees, as they championed this project from start to finish with enthusiasm unknown to most construction work.” — Inspector Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities