DryFix Terracotta Tie

For securing loose or fractured terracotta and delicate facings

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The Terracotta Tie secures fragile terracotta facings and delicate decorations and features which have become loose or are suffering from stress fractures.

1. A small pilot hole is drilled through the terracotta and into the backup material, to a predetermined depth, using a rotary percussion drill (3-jaw-chuck-type).

2. The tie is loaded into position the special patented insertion tool which is fitted to an electric hammer drill (SDS type).

3. The tie is power driven into position (with SDS hammer drill) until the outer end of the tie is automatically recessed below the face of the terracotta by the special insertion tool.

4. The entry hole is finished over with matching materials.

  • Developed specifically to secure fragile terracotta facings and delicate decorations and features which have become loose or are suffering from stress fractures.
  • It has an 8mm diameter over the majority of its length with a short 10mm section at one end to grip the soft terra cotta without enlarging the pilot hole.
  • It is installed in the same manner as standard DryFix ties to provide a rapid, reliable and concealed solution.
  • Does not stress or fracture fragile substrates.
  • Requires only a small diameter pilot hole.
  • Easy to install and fully concealed.
  • No chemicals or expansion devices.
  • Withstands cyclic loading.
  • Accommodates differential movement.
  • Usable in all weathers and temperatures.