A comprehensive new technical brochure, ‘Principles, Products and Applications’, is now available from Helifix. It covers the full range of masonry repair and reinforcement products, extensive applications and non-disruptive concealed installation techniques.
Helifix has re-launched its website to make it fully accessible to the fast growing number of visitors accessing the site via a smartphone or tablet device.
The website at www.helifix.com now features an innovative responsive design, meaning that the layout and format automatically resizes and shifts to provide optimised viewing, irrespective of the screen size and definition used.
Retrofit helical wall ties and reinforcements for seismic upgrades
With earthquakes seeming to occur on an increasingly frequent basis around the world, the need for improved structural performance, to protect the public from harm and buildings from destruction, has been receiving far greater attention.
It has become more important to find a cost-effective means of maintaining and upgrading buildings in order for them to better withstand the stresses of seismic activity. Continue reading
Effective January 2nd 2014, Helifix Inc. will be relocating from Streetsboro, Ohio to Converse, Texas and will become a division of our sister company, Halfen USA.
Our new contact details will be:
Helifix, Division of Halfen USA
8521 FM 1976 – PO Box 547
Converse, TX 78109
Toll Free: 888-992-9989
Our last day of shipments from Ohio will be Wednesday, December 18th. Our offices will be closed from Monday, December 23rd through Wednesday, January 1st.
Brian Barnes, Vice President of Sales, says,
“This move is a very positive step for Helifix. Joining forces with Halfen USA will bring immediate customer benefits including access to a more comprehensive product range and increased technical resources. The relocation has been planned well in advance and will take place during the holiday period to ensure there is no interruption to customer service.”
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For more information on Halfen, please visit www.halfenusa.com
The recently upgraded BowTie HD, is the ideal solution to the problem of bulging and unstable building walls. Fully concealed once installed, it rapidly restores structural stabilization by securing the wall to internal joists or rafters without the need for any unsightly tie bars or pattress plates.
Helifix has launched a full set of individual product datasheets to complement the recent release of its new corporate brochure ‘Products and Applications Overview’. These provide detailed information on every helical wall tie in the range, whilst aiding product selection, specification and installation.
Helifix, Inc. is a technically led organization with an on-going product development program, specializing in solutions for masonry repair and structural stabilization.
The new 8 page brochure is a concise ‘Products and Applications Overview’ that summarizes the company’s innovative repair strategies, typical applications and full range of engineered helical systems. It also guides the reader through the various technical support services on offer to property owners, engineers, surveyors and contractors which range from preliminary site visits to insurance-backed installation.
Bowing, leaning or bulging in external walls are a result of decreasing wall stability, these defects are often a symptom of:
• Prolonged vibrations from heavy traffic or plant machinery
• An increase in the floor loads (for example where additional floors have been added to an existing building)
• The original walls being insufficiently thick in comparison to the building height
• A lack of restraint between the external walls and the floor joists, beams and partitions
Wall ties are used to connect the inner and outer wythes of cavity constructed walls and this type of cavity wall construction is commonplace in the US. Successful solutions are available to repair the wall without having to rebuild the entire outer wythe which in the past has caused a wide range of secondary problems.
Common wall tie failure indicators include:
• Horizontal cracking
• Out of plumb, bowed, cracked or collapsed brickwork elevations
• Rust staining on the walls
• Problems having been identified within properties of a similar age and location