Basket Technique

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  • This is a method for seismic reinforcement of masonry structures, though it can be used for other building materials as well.
  • Hear explanation of the Basket Technique for earthquake reinforcement at https://youtu.be/IuQB3x4ZNeA?t=1735
  • Concept: use mesh on both sides of the wall, and cross tie 2 meshes through the wall.
  • Requires that mesh span around the bond beam, sides, and bottom

Resources

Translated PUCP Construction Manual from 2nd link above

Materials

  • Cost of 50 cents per square foot
  • $80 for 39.5" x 55' or 181ft^2 or $0.44ft^2
  • Basalt mesh - 3x more expensive - [2]
  • Metal lath - $7.50 for 16 square feet or 47 cents/sf
  • Stucco wire - 17 ga -10-13 cents/sf [3]
  • Stucco wire - 20 ga - 11 cents - [4]
  • Stucco wire - 17 ga - 23 cents - [5]
  • Stucco lath - 28 cents/sf - [6]
  • Chicken wire - 14 cents/sf - [7]
  • Geogrid 35 cents/sf - [8] 0.75in openings
  • Geogrid microgrid. 0.1 x 0.25 openings ebay 24 cents/sf

About Materials

  • Chicken wire is 19-22 ga [9]