Torque Lock Staples were not created strictly for swimming pools, they can be used on any concrete structural surface. Here are some typical application uses of Torque Lock Staples:
- BASEMENT CRACKS
- CONCRETE CRACKS
- FOUNTAIN CRACKS
- FOUNDATION CRACKS
- SEA WALLS, BRIDGES, DAMS, & TUNNELS
- GARAGE FLOORS
- AND ANY OTHER CONCRETE STRUCTURAL CRACK!
WHY CRACKS DEVELOP
Cracks can be found in practically all concrete foundations. The various causes include improper concrete mix (high water content), rapid concrete curing, improper expansion control joints, premature removal of concrete forms (2 days instead of 7), compressible soil, premature backfilling, improper compaction of fill soil, expansive clay soils, uneven moisture around the foundation, plumbing leaks, poor drainage, and hydrostatic water pressure.
All structures settle. Because of variations in soil properties, not every point on a foundation settles uniformly, which causes cracking doorframes and cracking cement walls, basement walls, sea walls and swimming pools. Good construction prevents differential settlement and minimizes the overall settlement.
But over time, even minor cracks can grow larger and cause big headaches, such as loss of structural integrity or more commonly, water leakage. The good news is that in most cases homeowners can now have these cracks fixed permanently – a Final Fix – without the need for costly, disruptive excavation—using the Torque Lock™ patented crack repair kit!
”Even if a crack is not visible now, eventually water will find it, moisture and thermal movement will occur and the crack will grow.” says Darren Merlob, creator of Torque Lock™ staples, your guaranteed solution for structural crack repairs.
Torque Lock™ staples have become an accepted way of tackling these concrete repairs for many years, and more and more structural repair contractors around the country are adopting Torque Lock™ because it is cost-effective, reliable, and most of all, permanent.
Torque Lock™ customers—primarily residential swimming pool owners and concrete restoration contractors, have less than a 1% callback rate for crack repair work. More than 99% of the time, Torque Lock™ staples will fix the problem.
When installed properly, Torque Lock™ staples provide a steel reinforced compression which allows “zero tolerance”. 5000 lbs. of torque will stop any structural crack, dead in its tracks.