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Reinforcement Materials Are Used In Reinforced Concrete Structures and Vary
Depending On Usage, Product, Users Need, Installation Process, and Cost
Reinforcement materials are essential components in reinforced concrete structures.
Reinforcement is built-in to the concrete to enhance its strength and durability. In
other words, the more concrete that is reinforced, the better the foundation.
Reinforcement materials come in different densities and strengths to address specific
needs. Some of the most common materials include low-density reinforcement
materials, and high-density reinforcement materials, galvanized steel, concrete
anchors, concrete pins, and rubber products.
Low-density reinforcement materials are concrete products with a very fine surface
and very little steel reinforcement. This material is usually inexpensive and can be
mixed easily. The material will usually crack when weight is applied to the structure,
but it will still provide sufficient strength to hold the concrete together. This type of
material is not well-suited as building material when moisture is present.
High-density reinforcement materials consist of very coarse particles of steel or iron.
When the material is reinforced it requires an extra level of reinforcement in the
form of steel strands to attach the product to the concrete. These products are more
expensive than low-density concrete because they must be custom-made. A thicker
gauge steel strand is required to make the product dense enough to hold the weight
of the concrete.
Galvanized steel is similar to galvanized iron. It is highly resistant to corrosion and
provides an extremely smooth surface when it is coated with paint. It is important to
note that this type of coating must be properly maintained to prevent deterioration
from the elements.
Concrete anchors are used to connecting the ends of columns, footings, slabs, and
other reinforced concrete features. Anchors are either concrete plugs or special forms.