Graphical Construction Glossary >> Concrete and Concreting. >> >> Reinforced Concrete
The actual material that is used to reinforce standard concrete varies with the type of concrete and the loads it has to support. The material in the photo above are purpose made reinforcing bars. These bars come in various types of configuration, size and strength rating. Along with the welded mesh shown below they are by far the most common way to increase the strength of the concrete used in construction work.
The two main types of reo steel are Rebar as shown above and Reinforcing mesh as shown below. See the following pages for more details.
Other ways on reinforcing concrete are to add a material like chopped steel strands or fiberglass strands to the mix ingredients at some time during the concrete mixing process. this type of concrete reinforcement suit jobs like sprayed concrete as shown on the Shotcrete page.
The weldmesh comes in a road legal size of 6M by 2.4M sheets to enable easy transport.
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