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Application

  • Wind loading - used to increase load capacity of facade walls and reduce the requirement for wind posts.
  • Vertical loading - used to create reinforced masonry beams for lintels above openings.
  • Stress and shrinkage movement - Used to reduce formation of cracks in masonry at vulnerable locations and due to shrinkage of materials.
  • Thermal movement - helps to control cracking in masonry caused by thermal movement. Distances between movement joints can be increased using Brick-Track®.

Description

Masonry reinforcement, also termed ‘bed-joint’ reinforcement, is designed for use in structural masonry design applications to increase the flexural and tensile strength of masonry walls and facades in lateral and vertical load conditions. The flattened and profiled main structural wires allow for maximum mortar coverage and greatly improved bond performance (compared to using smooth wires). In addition, Brick-Track® is very useful in assisting the controlling of movement in masonry caused by shrinkage, stress and thermal expansion and contraction - reducing the risk of cracking occurring in the masonry structure.

Brick-Track® is manufactured from stainless steel or galvanized steel, creating unique, flattened and profiled main structural wires which help to improve bond performance compared with traditional smooth wires. The flattened profile allows for maximum coverage and anchorage within the 10 mm mortar joint, without compromising the cover within the joint.

3–5 mm effective diameters are available for structural and crack-control applications. The cross wires are welded in-line to avoid steel build up problems within the mortar joint in application. The cross-wire is sized at 2.75 mm diameter to help develop maximum anchorage with the profiled main wires within the mortar and creates a very robust and durable reinforcement strip.

Features and benefits:

  • Structural reliability - reduced risk of cracking.
  • Maximum anchorage - through profiled main wires.
  • Increased bond strength - up to twice normal anchorage.
  • Increased flexural and tensile strength - distinct flattened profile.
  • Comprehensive range of widths and main wire sizes.
  • CE marked - certified and tested solution.

Applications:

  • Wind loading - used to increase load capacity of facade walls and reduce the requirement for wind posts.
  • Vertical loading - used to create reinforced masonry beams for lintels above openings.
  • Stress and shrinkage movement - Used to reduce formation of cracks in masonry at vulnerable locations and due to shrinkage of materials.
  • Thermal movement - helps to control cracking in masonry caused by thermal movement. Distances between movement joints can be increased using Brick-Track®.

General information
Material

Galvanized steel

Stainless steel

Uniclass 2015 Stainless steel bed joint reinforcement (Pr_20_96_71_83)
Specification data
Product Reference

Masonry Reinforcement Brick-Track®

For structural and movement control applications.

Masonry Reinforcement Brick-Track® CJ

For collar jointed masonry.

Masonry Reinforcement Brick-Track® Custom-Made

Prefabricated components for special details, insert requirements.

Material

Galvanized steel

Stainless steel

Width

60 mm

Not available with Masonry Reinforcement Brick-Track® CJ, for 102 mm brick or 100 mm block wall thickness.

100 mm

Not available with Masonry Reinforcement Brick-Track® CJ, for 140 mm block wall thickness.

150 mm

Not available with Masonry Reinforcement Brick-Track® CJ, for 190 mm brick or 200 mm block wall thickness.

175 mm

For 215 mm wall thickness.

Special order

Insert requirements.

Main wire diameter (nominal)

3 mm

3.5 mm

4 mm

4.5 mm

5 mm

Standard product features

Strip length:

2700 mm.

Minimum overlap:

225 mm.

Product Options

Product reference:

- Masonry Reinforcement Brick-Track® CJ:

Combines Brick-Track® masonry reinforcement with a welded 20 x 3 mm cross tie to allow the construction of two leaves of masonry tied together. This alleviates the safety problems associated with the repeat lifting and placing of heavy 215 mm solid blocks. Using Brick-Track® CJ it is possible to construct two leaves of 100 mm brick or block side by side, eliminating the heavy block situation and creating a so called ‘Collar-Joint’ built wall. The Brick-Track® welded ties anchor across the two leaves, structurally tying them together, and the main reinforcing wires act to reinforce the wall against structural forces and/or to assist with movement control of the built wall panel.

- Masonry Reinforcement Brick-Track® Custom-Made:

Brick-Track® can be custom-made in a variety of widths and shapes to assist with special details. The use of engineered units enables continuity of the full reinforcement to construct the detail or feature, so maintaining structural integrity of the masonry and providing crack control. From a site perspective, welded factory-made units reduce the need to fabricate on site and improve efficiency and build quality in conjunction with standard Brick-Track® reinforcement strips. Within reason any shape can be fabricated. Corners and junctions, as well as radiused forms, are commonly called for.