Graphical Construction Glossary >> Concrete and Concreting. >> >> Reinforcing Mesh
Welded mesh or fabric as it is sometimes called is almost universally used for the reinforcement in small and in many large slab pours. It can be used in wall and it can be bent to shape on large folding machines.
The bars that form the mesh range from plain round bars to high strength deformed bars.
The advantages of using mesh rather than tied bars are convenience, speed of installation and the accuracy of the finished work.
The mesh in the photo above is manufactured in 2.4m x 6m sheets which is the normal method, though in some cases mesh can be supplied in rolls. There are for every type of mesh specific guidelines provided by the manufacturer for joining the sheets so that the strength of the reinforcing is continuous through the concrete.
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