Testing time for wall ties

The interesting collapse job in Leeds is now complete.  Well, our involvement is anyway.  My lads have installed the helifix ‘starter ties’ and lateral restraints and this morning, they inflated Cintec grouted anchors installed in the rubble filled areas.

The Helifix items are installed in naked brick, so swinging on them is a good test, however, they can be tested properly by cutting them back and fixing a tester such as a Hydrajaws. The following video shows how….

A quick and easy tension test

Oh, the corks on the tie ends protect the bricklayers from eye injury, Helifix ties are sharp.

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