you provide some more information such as approx. size and span of the beams,
type of beam (solid or glulam), location or service condition of the beams, is
there any architectural concern about the appearance, and how big, how
orientated, and to what are the location and extent of the
cracks have weakened the beams, you may wish to provide steel side plates or
channels with through bolting to provide reinforcement in addition to the
gluing. Depending upon the conditions, gluing the cracks may
not be enough to reinstate the structural integrity.
make sure that these "cracks" are not just checks in the
-----Original Message----- From: ASLCSE(--nospam--at)aol.com
[mailto:ASLCSE(--nospam--at)aol.com] Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 7:04
PM To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org Subject: Wood Beam
I have a pofject with cracked (longitudinal) wood
beams. I am proposing a "glue and bolt" repair. What GLUE or
epoxy should be used. Thank guys. Antonio S.
S.E. aslcse(--nospam--at)aol.com ALuisoni(--nospam--at)socal.rr.com