Mass Mutual


An automobile fire caused severe damage to three (3) double tee stems in the parking garage of a major San Antonio office complex parking garage.

The fire caused cracking, spalling and deflection of the double tee stems. After an engineering inspection, it was recommended that the stems be repaired by pressure epoxy injection and application of Mbrace Carbon Fiber system including a flame retardant top coat.

Due to the heavy traffic in the garage, time was critical. Mobile crews moved in late on a Friday night and the work was fully completed by the morning of the following Sunday.

The owner and engineer were very pleased with the final result and the rapid completion.

Project: Strengthen Fire Damaged
Double Tee Stems

Owner: Massachusetts Mutual Ins Co
(Transwestern commercial Servics)

System: Mbrace by Watson Bowman Acme

Area: 900 Square Feet Carbon

Completed: December 2003