Masonry reinforcement solutions

bed joint reinforcement
Adding bed joint reinforcement to your masonry is crucial to ensuring the safety of your buildings as it protects masonry against the causal forces of tensile and shear stresses. To avoid detrimental effects like masonry cracking and structural masonry problems, Bekaert offers various masonry reinforcement solutions and accessories. Discover our products and services.

A smart and proven technology

Bed joint reinforcement provides additional tensile strength, allowing better use of masonry's inherent compressive strength. The two materials, brick and mortar, complement each other, resulting in an excellent structural material that stands the test of time and expands the possibilities of design.

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Here is what bed joint reinforcement does for your masonry:  

 
crack control 

Control crack formation

Wind load resistant 

Support wind loads

earthquake resistant  
Reduce earthquake damage
durability  
Increase durability

Where to apply bed joint reinforcement

 

Inside applications
> Lintels and openings 
> Long walls
> Beam supports
> Deflecting floor decks
> Stack bonded masonry
> Wind loaded wall

applications of bed joint reinforcement 

 

Outside applications
> Load-bearing walls 
> Lintels and combined lintels 
> Wind loaded and long walls 
> Gable ends
> Stack bonded masonry walls
> Claustra

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Next level bed joint reinforcement

There are many construction methods, different types of block and bricks, and several types of mortars. Therefore, Bekaert offers no less than three masonry reinforcement solutions that can be adapted to different applications. Our most recent bed joint reinforcement solution is Murfor® Compact, a steel cord based mesh on a roll that excels in performance and ease-of-use.

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Advantages

  • Control cracks
  • Support wind loads
  • Reduce earthquake damage
  • Increase durability

Applications

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    Situation We need a safe solution and huge monthly volumes

    Solution Via tests in the Bekaert lab, we worked out the required fiber mix with the lowest cost to serve our customers

    Result Cost efficiency must not be a compromise on quality

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    Situation You want to apply innovative solutions tailored to your projects

    Solution We analyze possibilities and come with economical solutions

    Result Save money and time during construction

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    Situation Skiers count on safety when they go up the mountain

    Solution In close cooperation Bekaert developed superior quality wires that meet the technical customer requirements of ropeway constructors

    Result The customer handles the production of the cables, but also on-site weaving (or splicing) and installation. The cables have a life expectancy up to 40 years

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    Situation Customer demand for compact boiler design through a total solution.

    Solution Joint development of an environment-friendly burner system.

    Result Customers improve their competitiveness.

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    Situation Want to create long aesthetical walls and avoid movement joints

    Solution Applying Brickforce® allows me to double my joint distance

    Result With Brickforce® masonry reinforcement I can create new and exciting masonry wall design

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