ACS has the capability to design and supply various types of bed joint Masonry reinforcement to suit your requirements. Masonry Reinforcement is placed in horizontal bed joints and is designed to increase the tensile and flexural strength of masonry. It resists the stresses that are inherent in loaded masonry panels and thus substantially reduces the risk of cracks developing.
ACS’s Masonry reinforcement can be used as an economical but effective bed joint reinforcement on either a single or double leaf construction. The reinforcement is manufactured in both stainless steel, grade 304 (1.4301) and galvanized mild steel.
This ladder type reinforcement enhances a structures resistance to wind and other lateral loadings.
It can be used:
– To increase the recommended distance between movement joints.
– To strengthen areas of concentrated loads and assist in resisting effects of stresses caused by earth movements, therefore reducing the likelihood of cracking in the brickwork.
– To allow cladding panels to be increased in size.
– Relieves stress concentration around openings, such as windows and doors.
ACS supply corner sections and T sections for use at junctions. When lapping two reinforcement units, the items should be laid next to each other with a minimum overlap of 150mm.
ACS manufacture a range of masonry reinforcement to suit most applications. This can be used as a cost effective solution for reinforcing both single leaf and double leaf construction walls. Supplied in a range of widths to suit most applications, ACS offer both stainless steel and galvanised masonry reinforcement from stock.
Please note that ACS do not advise the use of galvanised masonry reinforcement in the external leaf of a cavity wall construction.