Exact placement of reinforcing bars and maintaining specified clear cover distances is a time-consuming task for repair of columns and piles. The problem is even more challenging for underwater repairs.
PileMedic® by QuakeWrap offers a wide range of customized, patented plastic spacers to expedite such repairs. These spacers are available in different stand-off and clear cover sizes and can accommodate assorted diameter rebar.
PileMedic® spacers are protected by U.S. Patent #10808412 Spacers for Repair of Columns and Piles.
Used on zip tie assemblies, these hold the reinforcing bar in place and provide the necessary cover distance from the bar to the pile and the PileMedic® jacket.
These are placed along the reinforcing bars to provide the required clear distance between the bar and the PileMedic® jacket.
Used as an anchor near the top of the laminate to fix the laminate in place while it is being wrapped.
These long pins secured with a zip tie near the bottom of the pile secure the skirt for holding the grout that is placed in the annular space between the pile and the PileMedic® jacket.
Attached to the corners of square piles or steel H-piles, these maintain the required grout thickness and eliminate potential damage by sharp edges.
Custom spacers such as this attach to the flange of the steel H-pile for supporting the reinforcing bar between the flanges.
GROUT INJECTION PORT
The grout injection ports for PileMedic are uniquely designed so they can be installed from the outside of the jackets only. Once the jacket is assembled, a 3-inch diameter hole is drilled into the jacket through both plies of the PileMedic laminate and the port is screwed into place. The locking mechanism is turned by hand to tightly secure the port against the jacket. The grout pump hose can be connected to the port with a quick release valve. Once the pumping operation is completed, the guillotine-like piece is inserted into the slot to prevent back flowing of the grout. The quick release hose can then be disconnected.
PileMedic® laminates are a One-Size-Fits-All system. No more delays if a pre-manufactured shell doesn’t fit. PileMedic® is wrapped around the pile at the waterline and slid down the pile while another laminate is wrapped around the pile with a small overlap on the previous jacket. This process eliminates the need for divers to assemble jacket shells underwater. This is the quickest and most economical method to wrapping piles.
ADVANTAGES AT A GLANCE
3-4 TIMES STRONGER THAN STEEL
PileMedic® laminates are considerably stronger than steel. Typical mild steel has a tensile strength of 36,000 PSI. PileMedic® laminates have tensile strength ranging from 60,000 to over 155,000 PSI!
The Strongest Material Properties On The Market
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