ALL THE ADVANTAGES OF MAPEWRAP C UNI-AX SYSTEM
In this specific case, the structural strengthening package chosen by the design studio was MAPEWRAP C UNI-AX SYSTEM.
Compared with the cladding technique using metal plates (beton plaquè), which would previously have been one of the options for this type of work, the MAPEWRAP C UNI-AX SYSTEM may be modelled to suit any shape of element or structure requiring repair, it does not require temporary supports during application and there is no risk of corrosion to the strengthening system.
Economic factors were also decisive when opting for the Mapei system: unlike work carried out using conventional techniques, thanks to the extremely low weight of the fabrics used in the strengthening package, MAPEWRAP C UNI-AX SYSTEM may be installed by a smaller team of workers.
Application time is very short and, as in the case of this iN's store, there was no need to interrupt activities normally carried out inside the structure. Once all the surfaces had been impregnated with MAPEWRAP PRIMER 1, work proceeded by applying a layer around 1 mm thick of MAPEWRAP 11 epoxy grout for levelling the support with a notched trowel while the primer was still wet.
Then, while the MAPEWRAP 11 layer was still wet, the first layer around 0.5 mm thick of MAPEWRAP 31 epoxy adhesive for impregnation and bonding was applied, followed by immediately applying MAPEWRAP C UNI-AX 600/40 uni-directional continuous carbon fibre fabric.