NextStar Carbon Fiber Concrete Stitch Kit
15 Pre-Tensioned carbon Fiber Concrete stitches and Epoxy kit New Version 2022
The NextStar Concrete Stitch comprises high-tensile strength carbon fibers pre-tensioned during manufacturing. This makes it ideal for concrete wall crack reinforcement repair to provide the least movement and highest tensile support. They are typically used for concrete crack repair and reinforcement, concrete floors, foundation walls, swimming pools, and any poured concrete that needs reinforcement. Typically installed 12-24 inches apart, this stitch is stronger than traditional concrete staples and is easy to install. This structural crack stitching and reinforcement system is a pre-impregnated, unidirectional pre-tensioned carbon fiber stitch for structural reinforcement for crack stitching. It is usually used with an Epoxy injection or other structural crack injection methods. The concrete stitch has more than twice the surface area of staples, which helps it create a stronger and more effective bond.
What Does the NextStar Stitch kit include?
15 Carbon Fiber pre-tensioned Stitches
1 Set 450mls of Carbon Fiber Epoxy A+B
Instructions and Gloves You will need these tools to apply
Hand grinder with a Diamond Turbo Blade
Solutions for concrete reinforcement using Carbon Fiber Stitches
Ideal for foundation repair of poured Concrete Foundation Walls with diagonal or vertical wall cracks.
Concrete shop or garage floors before coatings are applied will prevent future re-cracking
Pool deck and structure repair
Often Used with Epoxy crack injections
When concrete movement is required to be stopped.
Reinforce concrete cracked retaining walls
Advantages of NextStar Carbon Fiber Stitches
Fast Easy Installation
No epoxy applicator is needed
Will not corrode
Higher strength than the concrete
Spacing is typically installed at 9" - 16" inches apart
Concrete reinforcement across cracked concrete
Pre-stressed carbon for maximum performance
Meets ASTM C882
Epoxy 31 Mpa 4496 Psi
Carbon Fiber 2884 Mpa 418ksi
Meets ASTM C882, D648,D638,D792
How strong are Carbon Fiber Stitches?
Carbon fiber is 10x stronger than steel. The holding strength of Carbon Fiber Stitches or even Stainless Steel Staples in concrete is a function of the surface bonding area and not so much the tensile capabilities of a stitch or staple. The concrete will fail before a staple will, So the best reinforcement is to have the most surface bonding area for long-term results.
What gives the best concrete stitching repair?
The product that has the most reinforcement has the most carbon surface area!
See the list of our competitors with concrete surface area and differences in products. Square Millimeter = Sq.mm
Nextstar Carbon Fiber Stitch 448 Sq.mm
Steel Staple Staple (3 Sides) 187 Sq.mm
Fortress Staple (Only bonded one side) 168 Sq.mm
Fortress Grid Stitch 95 Sq.mm
Rhino Crack Lock 300 Sq.mm
Stitch Dog 60 Sq.mm
VIDEO Installation Steps
Step 1. Cut 12in long 1.5 in deep slot Step 2. vacuum & remove dust from slot. Step 3. Mix Epoxy by hand no special tools are needed. Step 4. Butter Carbon Fiber Stitch. Step 5. Trowel epoxy into the cut slot. Step 6. Install Stitch and trowel surface out, and let cure. The Evolution of the Concrete Staple Stitch
The concrete staple, also as the concrete stitch, is a method used to repair cracked or damaged concrete structures. The process involves drilling holes on either side of the crack and inserting a staple or stitch made of metal or composite materials, which is then anchored to the concrete using epoxy or other adhesive.
The concept of the concrete staple dates back to the 1960s, when it was first introduced as a means of repairing concrete dams. Over the years, the design and materials used in the staples have evolved, and today, there are several types of staples and stitches available.
One of the earliest designs was a U-shaped metal staple, which was inserted into the drilled holes and anchored to the concrete using grout or cement. However, this design had limitations as it could only be used on relatively narrow cracks and was not effective in preventing further cracking.
In the 1980s, composite materials such as carbon fiber and fiberglass were introduced as an alternative to metal staples. These materials offered higher strength-to-weight ratios and improved flexibility, allowing them to conform to irregular surfaces and accommodate movement in the structure.
Today, there are several types of staples and stitches available, including plate staples, which are larger and offer a greater surface area for bonding, and helical stitches, which are twisted or spiraled to increase their resistance to bending and tension.
Overall, the evolution of the concrete staple or stitch has been driven by the need to develop more effective and efficient methods of repairing concrete structures. The use of composite materials has played a significant role in improving the strength, flexibility, and durability of these repairs.