Engineered Anchorage Systems

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Scorpio Stone works directly with each contractor’s needs and values to utilize some of the most resourceful customized ready-made solutions in the market.

Our goal is to provide innovative, cost-effective solutions to our clients. That’s why we constantly explore both new and traditional ways to anchor stone for every project.

When it comes to creating the anchor, we consider 11 important factors:

  1. Stone dimension
  2. Cavity size
  3. Anchor application
  4. Joint size
  5. Stone characteristics
  6. Height of facade
  7. Structural backup wall
  8. Loading dynamics
  9. Specified design criteria
  10. Local building codes
  11. Building envelope

Once these aspects have been determined, stone can be accurately anchored to a building. Scorpio Stone uses five ways to anchor stone to a building:

1. Mortar/Chemical Bond

Thin veneer is bonded to the building through engineered mortar or a chemical adhesive applied to the substrate of the building.

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2. Load Bearing

Each panel is directly loaded on top of one anchor and then carried to either the foundation of the building or directly to concrete/steel structure of the building through a ledger angle.

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3. Singular Loading

Each individual stone elements’ load is directly taken by the backup structure of the building. This is best suited for rigid backup walls but can also be done with high gauge steel studs.

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4. Singular Track Loading

A horizontal or vertical exoskeleton or curtain wall-like structure is set up before the stone installation, providing a perfectly level surface to hang stone sections. This can either take the load or disburse it through the backup wall to allow loading on the foundation and structural supports.

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5. Sand Bed Loading

Pavers are installed with a sand-set method in plaza conditions that drain well and are stable with no settling. To prevent movement and settling, the sand setting beds that are well draining are properly selected. This method is recommended for exterior use only.

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