Category Archives: Composites

Carbon fiber masonry restraint goes big

Soon after the Menokin chimney, we had a project to repair an 1870s brick building. This era of construction meant ⅛” black mortar joints that had suffered deferred maintenance for at least the last 70 years. Nearly all mortar from … Continue reading

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Carbon Fiber: From Woodwork to Masonry

This is part of larger series on carbon fiber (CF). If you are just joining this blog now, please take a moment to review the previous CF posts.   For our regular readers, we will soon be switching topics to … Continue reading

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Carbon Fiber Repair Options for Historic Buildings, Woodwork – Part 2

We were looking at every fragment of Menokin from the standpoint of being able to return it to the building. Over the last 40 years we had developed many consolidation and repair techniques, but as stated earlier, this was an … Continue reading

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Carbon Fiber Repair Options for Historic Buildings, Woodwork-Part 1

        Continuing on with our early testing on the carbon fiber options I foresaw for Menokin, I had to explain to Tim Macfarlane more about what I had done in the past regarding timber strengthening and share … Continue reading

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Carbon Fiber Repair Options for Historic Buildings, Intro

Retrospective: Timber Conservation to Date  The following is our 2007 introduction to timber and masonry strengthening approaches we were investigating for the Menokin ruin in Warsaw, VA. At the time we were just completing the first phases of extraction and … Continue reading

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