Concrete Methods – Adding Reinforcement

Think of The Pantheon in Rome, or the modern twin towers of The Petronas Towers in Malaysia. The common factor for both is that they are incredible works of concrete. Concrete is a wonderful mix that has made beautiful and long-lasting structures possible. And when a reinforcing mesh Brisbane is used in conjunction with concrete, it adds volumes to the longevity and resistance of the concrete structure.

What Is Concrete?

Basic concrete is a dry mix of three components – cement, coarse aggregates, and fine aggregates. These are thoroughly mixed with water to produce the thick and dense substance that is concrete. The coarse aggregates added into concrete are larger pieces of crushed stone. The fine aggregates are usually sand of different sizes and fineness. Depending on the required strength, engineers decide the ratio of these three components. You could have 1:2:4 or 1:1.5:3 concrete or any other ratio. The combination of cement to water is the base binder which dries and achieves strength. The coarse and fine aggregates provide extra reinforcement.

How to Introduce Reinforcing Mesh Brisbane into Concrete?

For very large structures, the cement mix described above might not work. A normal concrete mix would be able to take a lot of compressive stress. But when subjected to tensile (pulling) forces, this concrete mix won’t work. That is when mesh reinforcement Brisbane gets added to concrete. This is called reinforced concrete. Before the viscous concrete is poured into the hollow structure, a steel reinforcing mesh Brisbane is first prepared. After that, the concrete mix is poured. When it dries and hardens, the structure has the reinforcing mesh Brisbane inside it.

A reinforcing mesh Brisbane adds great tensile strength to the reinforced concrete structure. It helps in improving the durability of the structure also.