California Bridge Column Shear Strengthening
Several overpass bridges in Central California were experiencing spalled and unsound concrete on certain columns.
Fibrwrap Construction provided their long-term concrete repair solutions and patched up unsound concrete. Fyfe Company, LLC’s carbon-based Tyfo® SCH-41 System was then used to wrap the rectangular columns to provide the full required shear confinement.
Scaffolding was used in order to gain access to the full height of the columns to provide full confinement. The columns were then painted with a finish coating that best matched the color of the existing structure.
Implementing the Tyfo® Fibrwrap® System was ultimately the best solution as it utilized leading-edge technology and provided a cost-efficient solution alternate to conventional construction methods.