Cintec Anchor System

Cintec Anchor System

Masonry Ties and Structural Repair using the Cintec Anchor System

Cintec anchors have a rich history of fixing structural defects in stone and brick buildings. As Cintec Approved Contractors we have been succesfully installing these ties all over the North for years.

We install them into bowing, bulged and cracked walls, repairing and strengthening the masonry to the very highest standard. Cintec anchors are very effective and in some cases the only means available to tie or strengthen elements of a building. Typical examples would be the tying of hollow bricks, blocks or precast concrete sections.

The Cintec anchor, which is surrounded in a fabric sock is placed into an oversized drilled hole in the defective masonry. Once in place, a cementitious grout is injected through the middle of the anchor under pressure. The grout is pumped down the grout delivery tube and out of the flood holes at the far end of the anchor, subsequently spilling into the sock.

The grout injection continues until the whole sock has inflated, this is confirmed by the inflation of the front visible section of the sock. The Cintec sock inflates like a balloon, moulding itself to the masonry around the hole, filling any surrounding undulations or voids. Cintec’s Presstec™ grout is tested in accordance with the strict German DIN standards. The grout is  does not contain any resin binders.  Each Cintec anchor is designed specifically for the loads and configuration required for each application, non-corrosive metal, typically stainless steel in various grades are generally used.

Internal strengthening by the Cintec anchor can be vertical or horizontal to the face of the masonry. Vertical and horizontal strengthening involves tying together the de-bonded sections of masonry and adding reinforcement; increasing the compressive, shear, tensile or bending strength of the substrate.

Over the years our dedicated team have successfully installed many of these anchors into all types of domestic, commercial and historic structures around Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Cumbria and Cheshire, covering all the major cities such as Leeds, York, Manchester and Sheffield etc.

Advantages of the Cintec anchor

  • Approved by engineers, government agencies and building codes worldwide
  • Cintec Anchoring systems are custom-designed for each application
  • Recognized for use in world heritage, landmark and heritage structures
  • Our Cintec approved installers are certified with hands-on training
  • Can be used in weak substrates
  • Minimal disruption during installation
  • Laboratory-tested over a 40-year accelerated life cycle
  • Withstands freeze-thaw cycle without shrinkage or loss of strength
  • The Cintec Anchoring system creates both a mechanical and cementitious bond
  • Can be concealed within the fabric of the original structure
  • Can be used under water
Deepshield have installed the  Cintec system in many listed buildings around the North of England including Riber Castle, Armley Jail Leeds, York University and York’s historic City Walls, plus many barns, cottages and a host of building types.

Call Sean Tristram-Jones CSSW CSRT or Bryan Hindle CSSW CSRT for more information, to book a survey, site evaluation or a technical presentation on the Cintec Anchor System.
Covering: Leeds, Manchester and other areas of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire for many years.

Hop across to our Video Library page and look for the 'How do Cintec Anchors work'? video made on the site of a collapsed building in Leeds.

For further information on Cintec Anchor System, please contact us.