Filling Bamboo Joints with Cement

Filling Bamboo Joints with Cement

I saw some info about creating strong bamboo joints when using Guadua in building construction, especially adding cement to the joints. I recall threaded rod and hardware being used, and possibly rebar as well. I would love to see more detailed info and/or videos about that. Perhaps there are some good videos on the site already that I have missed.

 

Paul Westberg replied:

Can't remember where I saw it but somewhere there was a video on cement filling of bamboo for added strength. The application was for attaching a ring on a pilaster. The PDF on the learning part of this site has the metal hardware demonstrated. The cement was filled into the joint by drilling a hole in the side of the pole and filling it with a mortar applicator (looks like a cake decorating tool). My question would be how long to let it cure and what problems arise from possible discoloration of the cement absorbing into the pole?