Advantages of QuakeWrap®

Fiber Composites offer a number of advantages compared to conventional repair and retrofit systems. These advantages have resulted in exponential increase in the use of these materials since the early 1990s.

Some of the salient features of QuakeWrap® are listed here:
  • High tensile strength
  • Low weight (little change to the mass of structure means no foundation adjustments required)
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Thermal compatibility with common construction materials, e.g. concrete
  • Excellent fatigue behavior
  • Fast speed of construction
  • Products are light and can be handled without the need for any lifting equipment on job site
  • Versatility to be applied to non-flat surfaces
  • Odorless (extremely important when the structure is occupied)
  • Low cost

While the cost for FRP materials is higher than conventional construction materials, the savings resulting from shorter construction time, and minimal disturbance of occupants, generally result in lower overall construction cost.