Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Construction

Post-Tensioned Masonry

Precision Ground Surfaces

Interconnected Units

Putting it All Together:

How FlexLock Works

Mortar and grout, combined with horizontal and vertical steel reinforcement, provide conventional masonry its strength. However, with FlexLock, the strength is achieved through post-tensioning. Post-tensioning is a method of strengthening concrete structural members by using high strength steel bars to hold the concrete in compress - its greatest strength.

While post-tensioning is well known in the construction industry, FlexLock is the only mortarless post-tensioned masonry system. Because standard masonry block is produced with a height tolerance of +/- 0.125", post-tensioning without mortar in the bed joints would introduce point-loading and eventually fail the wall. Cercorp has patented and perfected a process whereby the units are calibrated to a height tolerance of 0.00787. This enables the calibrated units to evenly disperse the load much like conventional masonry.

Another significant factor in FlexLock performance is post-tensioning in a restricted space. This means that when a load is applied perpendicular to the wall, the movement is transferred to the tendon which increases compression in the wall proportionate to the external load.

Post-tensioning in a restricted space, combined with diamond ground precision bearing surfaces, and interconnect units provide FlexLock with superior strength over conventional masonry.

FlexLock is Comprised

of Two Sub-System:

Cercorp Initiatives Inc.

Developing Innovative Solutions in the Building Industry

The FlexLock Wall System

The FlexLock Wall System

An Innovative Technology Based On Three Multi-Patented Design Elements

An Innovative Technology Based On Three Multi-Patented Design Elements