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How strong is reinforced concrete?

Concrete, renowned for its compressive strength, faces challenges in tension, making it susceptible to cracking and failure under applied loads. Imagine a beam supported at both ends, bearing a load: while the top layers compress, the bottom layers undergo tension, leading to cracks and eventual failure.

At Ever Ready Mix, we address this challenge through two methods: reinforcement and pre-stressing. Reinforcement involves incorporating steel fabric, profiled bars, or specialized fibers into areas prone to tensile stresses. Pre-stressing introduces internal stress via steel strands to induce compression into the concrete.

Reinforced concrete effectively addresses tension weaknesses by leveraging the strength of the reinforcement. Maintaining a strong bond between concrete and reinforcement ensures optimal stress absorption, limiting crack formation within acceptable thresholds. Reinforced concrete, a staple in construction, offers robust tensile strength, ensuring structural integrity and longevity with Ever Ready Mix’s top-quality concrete solutions.