Steel Fiber Reinforcement for Slab-on-Grade Applications
CFS steel fibers limit the width of any cracks that occur between the joints and to enhance aggregate interlock at the joints playing a role similar to that of wire mesh or light rebar in floor designs with several significant advantages.
- Steel fibers are always evenly distributed throughout the floor while wire mesh and rebar often ends up at the wrong elevation as it gets stepped on or knocked out of position during construction.
- Steel fiber reinforcement allows for a cleaner, safer, and more efficient jobsite with no wire mesh and rebar to create a trip hazard or interfere with concrete trucks and screeding machines.
- Using steel fibers reduces time and labor. Your job can proceed faster by eliminating the time and expense of placing rebar or wire mesh.
There is often as much or more concrete on the outside of a warehouse/distribution center as there is on the inside. This square footage is utilized for dock aprons, loading pads, and parking. Steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) is beneficial in this space as it improves impact resistance, durability, and crack control.
Steel fiber provides three-dimensional reinforcement distributed throughout the concrete section, more efficiently imparting the properties of the steel. Typical reinforcement is only in one plane and does not provide the efficiency of steel fiber.
SFRC has been successfully used in other outdoor applications such as highway and airfield pavements, canal linings, parking lots and structures, and athletic facilities. To add toughness and durability to your outdoor concrete projects, use CFS steel fibers in the mix.