Vertical reinforcing is the most common form of reinforcing an Interbloc wall. Most Interbloc blocks have 60mm diameter reinforcing ducts cast through the block at 600mm centres. Reidbar (sold as a kit set called Interbloc Fixing Kits) is inserted through these ducts to tie the wall together, or to the foundation. This increases the out of plane bending capacity of the wall. Where vertical reinforcing is tied into the foundation, the wall becomes a cantilever wall.
There are six parts to an Interbloc fixing kit.
- Starter Bar
There are two types of fixing kits:
- Standard Fixing Kits tie a wall to the foundation, creating a cantilever wall.
- Top and Bottom Fixing Kits tie a wall a wall together, but not into the foundation.
Fixing kits are available as black steel, or zinc galvanised to provide corrosion production. More information on this can be found here.
Where required, Fixing Kits will be quoted and supplied along with the blocks.
Extra information is available on installing fixing kits, properties of fixing kit components.