Other Concrete Uses
For example, in some countries around the world, shotcreting slopes to stabilise slopes and surface run-off is a popular solution. Although, we would propose more environmentally friendly solutions first, we recognise that some clients prefer a harder armour layer of shotcrete. In these cases, adding Wirand® steel or FibroMac™ micro-polymer fibres into the concrete mix can improve the performance of that final concrete solution. Cast-insitu concrete can also benefit from the addition of fibres.
Customising the fibre types and blend within the concrete mix to suit the concrete end-product, brings many benefits. Wirand® Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) and Fibromac™ polymer fibres, increase the durability, ductility, shear, impact resistance and fire resistance of the ensuing concrete. Other benefits include:
– Reduced complex steel reinforcement detailing
– Improved freeze-thaw / thermal resistance
– Reduced early-age cracking
– Earlier removal of formwork