Structural strengthening in the construction market includes all solutions for bonding of components to various substrates such concrete, natural stones or hollow blocks using structural adhesives.
Sika provide a full range of strengthening systems consisting of different types of materials which can be used for flexural, shear and axial strengthening as well as increasing the seismic resistance of structures.
External applied fabrics can be used increase flexural, shear, axial or seismic resistance of structures.
Sika offers various fabrics systems, based on different type of materials for specific needs and cost optimized strengthening.
Sikadur epoxy adhesives have been widely used since the 1960’s to bond steel plate on concrete structures. But these special adhesives are also used to bond composite sections based on glass or carbon fiber.
Confinement of Columns
For structural column confinement, strengthening of weaker concrete, masonry, natural stone and timber structures. Strengthening irregularly shaped structures and substrates.
Near Surface Mounted
SikaWrap® FX Fibre Connectors are prepared dry bundles of Carbon or glass fibres which can be used in different configurations.
Structural adhesives for high performance bonding. Whether increasing the bending, shear or impact resistance, tested and proven Sika systems are available for use on reinforced concrete, steel, wood and masonry load-bearing structures.