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What makes concrete reinforced?
Concrete is a strong material in and of itself, but when reinforcements are added, it becomes even more durable. The tensile and compressive strengths of the concrete are enhanced by embedding steel rebar within it. As a result, it can bear greater weights and has a decreased risk of failure.
What makes it so popular?
One of the most frequently used construction materials in today’s world is reinforced concrete. It may be found in structures all around the globe. This is no great surprise since it is an economic material. It also has a number of advantages:
- The weather and fire resistance of reinforced concrete is reasonable to start with.
- It is made of high-quality, long-lasting stainless steel that can endure heavy wear and tear without rusting.
- It can be molded into almost any form because it is a fluid substance.
- The cost of upkeep for concrete is also low, making it a good long-term investment.
- This kind of concrete is firm and has little deflection.
More about the durability of RC structures
If constructed and installed correctly, reinforced concrete structures are long-lasting. The material is resistant to weather such as rain and snow, and it can survive up to a hundred years.
Concrete can resist chemicals dissolved in water such as sulfates, chloride, and carbon dioxide without significant deterioration due to its low permeability. As a result, reinforced concrete is perfect for underwater and submerged applications such as building structures, pipelines, dams, canals, canal linings, and waterfront constructions.
Where is RC used?
Reinforced concrete may be used to construct a broad range of buildings. It’s also conducive to prefabrication and precasting. This implies that you may build or install a component in advance, under controlled circumstances, before moving it to a location to install. This has several benefits in and of itself. Faster installation and more control over the curing and strength are among them.
Some of the applications of reinforced concrete include:
- Floating Structures
- Chimneys and Towers
- Water Tanks
Reinforced concrete frames in London
G8Builds has the knowledge and resources to construct concrete frames for a variety of applications.
For over 12 years, we have been offering a comprehensive range of services including specified foundations, civil engineering, reinforced concrete frames, groundworks, piling, substructural, superstructural, basement and underpinning works in the city.
We can build the foundations in advance, saving you a considerable amount of time on your construction schedule. We can also tackle difficult locations with restricted access.
Please contact us if you are interested in obtaining the best-reinforced concrete frames available in London. We will be happy to discuss your project and provide you with the specifications.