This pool has long suffered from structural cracking. In the past, the homeowner spent both time and money on using 2-part epoxy to try and seal the leaks. It didn't work. It never works. Epoxy is like carbon fiber - it's a band aid that offers brief and temporary relief; the homeowner thinks the [...]
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In this video, we're reviewing a job we performed on a fiberglass coated swimming pool. Behind the fiberglass coating, the homeowner had tried to repair the pool using Rhino Carbon Fiber Staples and 2-part epoxy and the pool continued to leak like a sieve. We've shown this over and over again, Carbon Fiber products [...]
Carbon Fiber does not work. The proposed tensile strength of an 1/8th inch thick band-aid does not provide controlled compression to keep a crack stabilized and guarantee that cracks don't widen or shift. Carbon fiber is made for automobile bumpers and to provide strength on products that need to flex - you do NOT want [...]
We try to educate our clients about the Torque Lock proper methods in performing structural crack repairs. One of the most important methods we teach is called the “Misting and Mapping” technique. This is a process where we clean out the pool or vessel that you are working with after hosing (or sometimes pressure cleaning) and bleaching [...]
A swimming pool bond beam is the top portion of the gunite, shotcrete, or concrete in which the pool coping sits and waterline tile is placed. The pools bond beams, when installed properly, ties horizontal steel with the vertical steel which runs down the walls to the floor. Technically, the bond beam should be thicker than [...]
Written from Darren Merlob – Torque Lock Founder: As a swimming pool leak detection contractor I often get phone calls from panicked customers whose pool either lost water or are showing signs of cracking. Here are the first few steps that a homeowner should take. Determine if the pool is leaking. Hire a licensed swimming [...]
Structural cracks can be found in almost all concrete foundations, and are commonly seen in swimming pools, sidewalks, driveways, basements, sea walls, etc. All structures settle, but because of variations in soil properties, not every point on a foundation settles uniformly, which causes cracking. Even minor cracks, over time can grow larger and cause [...]
Uncontrolled leaks can cause catastrophic damage to your home and spawn serious health problems. The longer you wait to respond to potential leaks, the more of an investment it will be to repair the damage. Recognizing the symptoms of leaks and routinely checking your home for these signs will help you avoid serious problems [...]
We got a letter from our friends at Howarth Pools. They told us that they received a call from a customer that had a structural crack repaired by another company and it failed terribly. The customer tried to contact the company that did the repair and they were nowhere to be found. Telephone disconnected, [...]
Torque Lock Structural Systems, the leading manufacturer and distributor of professional structural staples, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent US9963870B2titled “Structural Crack Repair Apparatus and Method” for the brands Structural Staple. The patent covers the novel structural crack repair apparatus and method which facilitates the repair of cracks in walls, floors and [...]