Mesh-ups

Mesh-up®, the all plastic "chair," is flexible, elastic, easily and quickly attached to the mesh without ties. Above all, it's capable of returning the mesh approximately to its original position after being subjected to the loads commonly encountered while placing the mesh in the forms and spreading the concrete.

You can review details on our Mesh-ups below or if you would like additional information on Mesh-ups or samples of our product, please contact us here.

The flexible plastic support helps solve the problems of concrete slabs at grade and will:
          
1. Aid in getting the mesh off the ground.
2. Help to support mesh above the membrane before and during pouring.
3. Snap easily, quickly and firmly to mesh where the wires intersect; therefore, they do not rotate or fall off. 
4. Deflect when mesh is pressed down and then rebound; preventing wire bending over Mesh-up.
5. Resist being pressed into subsurface because of large base ring. .
6. Reduce membrane puncture from sharp wire ends.
7. Reduce supervision and require no "hook man."          
          
INEXPENSIVE MESH-UPS AVAILABLE IN FOUR (4) SIZES:

  • 1 1/2 inch MESH-UPS (3" to 5" slab)
  • 2 inch MESH-UPS (3" to 5" slab)*
  • 3 inch MESH-UPS (4" to 6" slab)*
  • 4 inch MESH-UPS (6" to 8" slab)*
     *(Designed to receive 10, 8, 6, 4 and 0 gauge wire)
       NOTE: Also available in metric sizes; please call 800-535-8375 for more information.               

HINTS:
Mesh-up suggested spacing chart: CLICK HERE for chart
Mesh-up sizing chart: CLICK HERE for chart

Plastic Springs
It should be explained to the mechanics who install the chairs that Mesh-ups function as plastic springs. When wire mesh is placed properly on Mesh-ups, excellent results will be obtained with little effort. They are designed to deflect so they must be allowed to rebound.

Mesh-Ups are Easily Applied
Mesh-ups are attached where wires intersect so they will not rotate or fall off. The lower slot in the Mesh-ups is to receive the lower wire at the intersection. This seems minor, but it should be pointed out so that units will be applied properly the first time.

Wire Should Be Straight
To position wire properly, it must be straight with no tendency to curl. If the wire is not adequately straightened, the inspector should be on the lookout for "low" spots where an additional Mesh-up might be necessary. And at "high" spots of little stress, a unit can be removed.

Use Top Rebar
In design where slabs are poured monolithically with thickened beams, the mesh should be shown lying on top of the top reinforcing steel beam for additional support (any conduit and plumbing must be located under the wire).

With a Few Precautions - A Better Job
Tie wire at splice, tie wire to proper elevation at external forms, internal dividers, vertical projections (plumbing, standpipe, vertical conduit, etc).

Installation not recommended in subfreezing temperature.


Spanish:

SOSTENEDOR DE PLASTICO FLEXIBLE PARA MALLAS

El soporte flexible de plástico(MESH-UP®) que ayuda a resolver los problemas de la alturas en las losas de concreto:

Ayuda a suministrar apoyo sólido para la malla por encima de la membrana durante la instalación y coladura.

Se ubican de manera fácil, rápida y firme en su lugar.

Se hunden cauando se presiona la malla y recuperan su forma original: con lo cual evitan que el alambre se doble sobre los sostenes para mallas Mesh-Ups®.

Suministran un anillo de base grande y estable para reducir el hundimiento en el sustrato.

Reducen las perforaciones en la membrana ocasionadas por los extremos filosos de los alambres.

Optima sujeción en los ángulos.

Su fácil instalación debe reducir los requisitos de supervisión y de la mano de obra.

Sostenedores para mallas MESH-UPS® a precios bajos disponibles en tres (3) diferentes medidas:

SOSTENEDORES PARA MALLAS, DE 5.1 cm (losa de 7.6 a 12.7 cm)

SOSTENEDORES PARA MALLAS, DE  7.6 cm (losa de 10.2 a 15.2 cm)

SOSTENEDORES PARA MALLAS, DE 10.6 cm (losa de 15.2 a 20.3 cm)

Incluyen una tabla de separación recomendada de los sostenedores