Sometimes, the specifics of a construction project will require a concrete mix that is extremely durable and offers unrivalled structural integrity.
While most concrete mixes offer great compression strength, they can sometimes be weaker when it comes to tension. In these instances, the concrete can be susceptible to cracks or breaks which can adversely impact the safety of a project. This is where reinforced concrete comes in.
Reinforced concrete is a composite material that sees another material embedded into the mix. When combined, the concrete and the embedded material then work together to enhance the tension strength of a structure and resist the forces that could cause cracks to occur. Usually, this reinforcement will take the form of steel rods, bars or a mesh which can absorb or even compress the stresses impacting a concrete structure.
As well as helping structures remain sound, reinforced concrete can also assist in areas that need to withstand heavy loads such as frequent foot traffic or vehicles. The use of reinforced concrete is broad and can include:
- Industrial flooring
- Basement foundations
- Building pillars and columns
- Support beams
- And much more
At Concrete Supply UK, we’re vastly experienced in the supply of all types of concrete mixes and this includes providing leading reinforced concrete to customers across the country.
No matter what type of project you’re working on, you can rest assured that we’ll have a suitable mix for you. The types of reinforced concrete we can supply include:
Benefits of Reinforced Concrete
Reinforced concrete offers several benefits in construction and structural engineering. Some of these key advantages include:
- Strength and durability – Reinforced concrete combines the compressive strength of concrete with the tensile strength of steel, resulting in an all-encompassing material that is strong in both compression and tension. Furthermore, it provides high resistance to compressive forces, making it suitable for supporting heavy loads and structures.
- Versatility – Reinforced concrete can be moulded into various shapes and sizes, allowing for versatile design options throughout construction. Plus, due to the variety of grades available, mixes can be made bespoke to the required specifications and can be used for a wide range of structural elements such as beams, columns, foundations and more.
- Fire resistance – Like other concrete types, reinforced concrete is inherently fire-resistant. The steel reinforcements further help to prevent fire, making it a great choice for hazardous areas or structures that require fire-resistant materials.
Leading Reinforced Concrete Supplier
For more than a decade, Concrete Supply UK has supported house builders, property developers, structural engineers and others in the construction industry by giving them access to perfect concrete mixes.
No matter the size or shape of your project, we can ensure you have the perfect type of reinforced concrete for the job at hand. This includes developing bespoke mixes, providing you with the exact quantities necessary and delivering directly to your site to keep your project on track.
To find out more about our reinforced concrete range or to place an order, contact Concrete Supply UK today.