Mechanical Kerf

The patented Gridworks mechanical kerf system utilizes a faux kerf for attachment to our continuous horizontal rails. The Mechanical Kerf Anchor & Gridworx Mechanical Kerf Lock Washer are attached to the back of the cladding panel using a KEIL, FISCHER or T-31 undercut anchor. This system is an effective option for anchoring thin cladding when saw kerfs are not an option, such as ultra-compact surfaces or 20mm thick natural stone. When used in conjunction with our saw kerfed system, the mechanical kerf system can achieve clean, exposed edges at wall transitions.

All of our anchoring systems are designed to be mounted to the building substrate via our standard Thermally Broken Components providing space in the wall for insulation and adjustability.

These mounting systems allow for a precise and far more technical way of mounting wall panels thereby allowing for the introduction of mixed media presentations.
This 12mm UCS (Ultra-Compact Surface) material is augmented with a saddle clip creating a faux Kerf for attachment to a continuous horizontal rail. The Mechanical Kerf Anchor & Gridworx Mechanical Kerf Lock Washer are attached to the back of the stone using a KEIL 8.5mm undercut anchor.

A T31 attachment is utilized on natural stone panels of greater thickness. (1″ – 2″)
With these anchors combined with today’s contemporary cladding systems, the panels can be set extremely close together creating technically accurate and well-defined joints.

 Continuous support panel dead-load
   6005A aluminum alloy T61 temper
Undercut Anchor
Mechanical Kerf Anchor & Gridworx Mechanical Kerf Lock Washer
Precise Alignment
Soffits and Underhangs
 75% minimum recycled content
Panel thickness range: 1/2″ – 2″

Mechanical Kerf Installation

Mechanical Kerf Installation

    A patented Gridworx system, the mechanical kerf channel interlocks with the back face of cladding via an undercut anchor. This connection between the mechanical kerf and stone provides superior load carrying capacity and adjustability.

GRIDWORX Advantage

GRIDWORX is a ventilated, back drop rainscreen cladding system. It is a comprehensive system unlike none other.Gridworx consists of our patented contemporarily designed aluminum channels, choices of hundreds of natural stone and man made cladding materials, in-house architectural support, independent third party engineering and state of the art sales support.

• Thermally broken Ventilated Backdrop Rainscreen System ( VRS )
• Non combustible construction
• Adjustable for subwall misalignment
• Cladding joints not tied to stud locations – design freedom
• Easy construction, cost effective
• Suitable for weather barrier (as required by ASHRAE Standard)
• Suits all structures; steel stud, block, concrete
• Extremely versatile grid can support large format panels 3200mm. x 1440mm.
• Traditional installation practices, no training needed
• Made in America

GRIDWORX is committed to providing contemporary construction techniques combined with current modern day materials that make the Gridworx system the best stone installation method in the world.

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    “The Will County Courthouse is a complicated 10 story building with an exterior envelope comprised of an open joint stone rainscreen using the Gridworx stone anchoring system and glass curtain wall.  Gridworx played a very critical role during design and construction to ensure the success of the project.  Together we examined each difficult condition, and there were many, and the Gridworx team always figured out how to make the details work.  Over the three years of construction Gridworx worked closely with the mason and us (the architects) to address unforeseen conditions.  They were exceedingly reliable and devoted to see the project all the way through regardless of the challenge.  We are all very proud of this building and how it turned out.  It is stunning and we owe a good portion of the success of the exterior to Gridworx’s eagerness to be creative and solve very difficult problems.   The Will County Courthouse has recently been completed and is everything we had hoped it would be.  It’s really a fantastic building that lives up to all of our expectations. Thank you Gridworx”

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    “Dallas-based Precision Wall Systems, the manufacturer of the Gridworx stone cladding system, has chosen Indiana Limestone Co. to provide its superb signature limestone for their Gridworx stone-hanging system."


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    “On behalf of A.L.L. Masonry, I would like to thank you for the outstanding support on the Will County Justice Center project. It was a pleasure to work with the Gridworx team from the design phase, all the way through completion.This project had many complex aspects, some of which have not previously been incorporated into a stone project. Such as the extruded aluminum banding that Gridworx designed into their system. Every elevation of the building has details (knife corners, stone soffits) that would be troubling for most, but It was truly a seamless process with Gridworx engineering and drafting team. Thank you so much for the hard work and I am looking forward to working together on the next project." Kind regards, Blake Peter, Project Manager/Estimator A.L.L. Masonry Construction Company, Inc.

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    “Today’s wall cladding manufacturers provide mechanical mounting systems that are far superior to the 'Clips and Dovetail' anchors of yesteryear."


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