In this post, we give a brief comparison between Torque Lock Structural Staples vs. Carbon Fiber Staples. To determine whether Torque Lock Structural Staples or carbon fiber staples are the better product, it helps to understand what each product actually is and what it can actually do.

Torque Lock Structural Staples vs. Carbon Fiber Staples

The Torque Lock Structural Staple method is a ground-breaking concrete stitching technology used to repair structural cracks in solid concrete. Torque Lock Staples’ proprietary technology can effectively provide up to 5,000 pounds of pressure per staple and adds tensile strength to the structure thus stabilizing the fracture. Our staples, to put it simply, stabilize cracks from developing into bigger fractures.

Torque Lock Structural staples are typically used in the repair of concrete structural cracks. Repair specialists may repair concrete cracks in swimming pools, basement cracks, and fracture lines in their foundations, seawalls, or any other structural fault by using Torque Lock Staples.

Carbon fiber staples offer no stabilization, nor do they offer tensile strength to provide support when repairing structural cracks. Check out the video below which demonstrates the difference between Torque Lock staples and other options offered on the market. Epoxy, carbon fiber strips, and re-bar are temporary solutions that will fail in the next year. The only permanent repair in the market is by installing Torque Lock Structural Staples.

Which is Better?

When it comes down to it, using carbon fiber staples for concrete structural crack repair is like pasting a bandage on a wall. It’s a surface-level solution that isn’t really a solution at all– it doesn’t tackle the core problem.  While carbon staples might seem effective, they are actually not ideal for a lot of use cases.

Our recommendation: Don’t opt for the bandage. Opt for the long-term solution with Torque Lock Structural Staples. To learn more about carbon fiber staples failures, check out our previous blog post here. You can also watch Torque Lock installation videos for free on our YouTube channel.