Laying Out The Wall
Determine where to position straps to repair your wall starting 4ft. from a corner. If windows, pipes, electrical boxes or other obstacles prevent you from using the desired spacing, you may need to add additional straps to
your plan. Position straps between vertical seams in block, not over them. Do not exceed 48” between any two straps. Inspect where straps will contact the sill plate and move if necessary.
Measure and cut the Carbon Guard straps with scissors to the desired length: 12” from top of wall and 6” long past bottom. Save all pieces and set aside.
NOTE: Wall surface must be free of paint, dirt, and debris to proceed.
Preparing The Wall
Once you’ve laid out the appropriate centers, mark each one with a plumb line from the top of the top course of blocks to the bottom of the bottom course of blocks.
Mark off 4” on each side of the centerline and prepare the wall surface between these marks.
The wall surface within this space must be free of paint and as smooth as possible. Use a grinder to remove all bumps and irregularities in the wall, as well as the surface for the epoxy.
NOTE: This area must also be cleaned free of all dust before you can proceed.
Specify the location of each carbon strap between block joints, beginning from the sill plate down.
NOTE: The use of Hurricane Ties is highly recommended for maximum wall strength
Preparing The Bottom Anchor
STEP 1 Use your bottom jig with a 5/8” masonry bit to drill holes for the anchor at a depth equal to the length of the bottom anchor legs. For accurate depth, place a piece of tape around your drill bit at a length of the jig plus the length of the anchor leg.
STEP 2 Use your bottom jig with a 5/8” masonry bit to drill holes for the anchor at a depth equal to the length of the bottom anchor legs. For accurate depth, place a piece of tape around your drill bit at a length of the jig plus the length of the anchor leg.
Load the Xtreme800™ double-cylinder epoxy cartridge into the epoxy applicator and “burp” the cartridge so that an even flow of material exits both cylinders. Then fasten the static mixing tube to the end of the applicator. The epoxy will mix to a uniform green color.
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Dispense all the epoxy into the tray. Using a roller, evenly apply the epoxy on the wall where the strap will be placed until it is fully covered.
Leaving no less than a 6”-12” inch overhang, press the strap against the sill plate and unroll the strap down the wall.
Saturate carbon strap to wall.
Use a driver to install top anchor to sill plate with provided screws.
Lap Carbon Guard over top bracket adding epoxy if needed.
Completely saturate the overlapping portion of the strap by working it down over the rest of the strap.
Insert Xtreme4000™ Epoxy into gun and burp epoxy
Fill the anchor holes with Xtreme4000™ epoxy as completely as possible.
Insert anchor and apply a bead of Xtreme4000™ epoxy to the top of the anchor in place
Lap Carbon Guard over anchor adding epoxy as needed.
Continue to saturate entire Carbon Guard strap fully wetting out lap
carbon to carbon and roll smooth.
Repeat for each Carbon Guard wall strap.