Reinforced concrete is concrete that contains steel like steel bars, mesh, or rods to increase the strength of the concrete structure. During construction, steel rebars are placed together or steel is laid down alongside the formwork before the cement is poured. Later, as the concrete is poured onto the layered steel to ensure the concrete structure is resistant to stress caused by vibration, earthquakes, and wind. Furthermore reinforced concrete is much less likely to crumble and support weight much better than unreinforced concrete, which is essential for buildings, roadways, driveways, garage and house slabs.
Reinforced concrete is a great choice for all sized construction projects, ranging from slabs for small backyard garden shed and residential driveways and garages, right up to enormous sized projects such as a slab base for shopping centers, concrete dams and runways for commercial jets. Concrete that is not reinforced is much more brittle and more likely to crack when placed under any sort of pressure such as the weight of a car or truck. Reinforced concrete has a wide range of qualities that makes it the perfect choice for almost all construction projects, such as affordability, ease of use, and also easy to acquire materials.
As reinforced concrete is merely concrete with the addition of steel rebar, it is very affordable and provides great value for money as steel is not overly expensive and the benefits of making the concrete reinforced far-outweigh the costs, and ensure that the completed project will have a much longer lifespan and be able to withstand far more pressure and punishment that if it was unreinforced.
Reinforced concrete is also very malleable and easy to use , whilst you can create a basic reinforced concrete slab base using rebar you can also use it when creating more challenging form works such as walls or unusual shapes. To achieve this all you need to do is cut and weld the rebar into the desired shape youre looking to create with your concrete pour and it will help your new creation hold its form much better than it otherwise would. It is relatively easy to cut and weld steel and as such reinforced steel can be created in many different shapes and forms with relative ease.
Finally, one of the biggest to use reinforced steel in major construction projects is that it is very easy to acquire the materials as steel and cement are both very easily accessible in most countries and are part of all major supply chains. This ensures major projects are not put on hold as theyre not waiting to acquire basic steel rebar.
Reinforce concrete is super strong, super cheap and, easy to use and readily available which makes it an exceptional material to use for construction projects to ensure the finished product will last decades and not just years.