Tips to Use Steel Mesh Reinforced Concrete

Steel reinforced mesh is in demand these days and are being widely used in construction projects. These meshes play a high hand in strengthening the construction structure and shaping it in such a way that it can serve its purpose for years offering long-lasting services. The reinforcing mesh Brisbane enhances the integrity of the structures and also proves to be sturdy in the long run. So if you are someone who has stepped up to the construction profession or are on the verge of designing your own paradise, here are a few helpful tips for you:

Concrete and steel mesh combo

Mesh can be installed in concrete structures using a number of methods. One such method involves laying down the mesh over a premix concrete Brisbane layer. Another concrete layer is then used to cover the mesh creating a ‘sandwich’ which involves a concrete layer at top and bottom with a mesh layer in between the two. This method is usually done to provide strength to the structure, but it can cause issues in merging the two concrete layers. A better way out is to pour the concrete all at once with the mesh held in between making use of plastic support.

Right mesh

In order to strengthen the structure, choosing the right sort of mesh is of utmost importance. Be particular about the type, size, and amount required so that things fall at the right place.

Diffusion of forces

Reinforced mesh is capable of absorbing and distributing force over the structure. This aids in minimising any damage caused. To make reinforced mesh, you can lay down the steel bars in a lateral format over the areas where the tension force is maximum. But while positioning the mesh, ensure that it is uniformly placed with adequate spacing all through the concrete to enhance the strength of the constructed area.

Be smart about the mesh amount and cuts

Steel mesh does not require rocket science for its installation and is available in rolls and sheet formats. While the size of the latter is predefined and evenly cut, the former needs to be cut as per the needs and the area where it is to be reinforced.

Bending of bars

The steel bar ridges help in maintaining contact between the concrete and the mesh. But the mesh can slip owing to the high level of tension. In order to stop such slippage, consider bending the tips of the steel bar Brisbane  when they are inserted in the structure. This further builds a stronger foundation and also bonds the concrete effectively.


Now since you know a few handy tips while using reinforced mesh, what are you waiting for? Contact us to avail a wide range of mesh types and concrete delivery Brisbane. Ranging from rectangular to square-shaped, we have it all. Not only do we provide a diverse range of mesh and other staples for construction work, but we can supply you with quality goods to fit your requisite frame.