Architects and Designers Going With Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Mix
Fiber Reinforced Concrete Mix – There are many reasons why you should consider using a GFRC when considering materials that are lightweight, strong, weather resistant, attractive and fire resistant. Can be used as a wall panel, around the window, spandrel, column cover, soffit, cornice, brackets, quoin, fence, pilaster, coping, dome, and so on. The basic flexibility of use makes this an ideal use for many landscape jobs. Uses in landscapes and hardscape include site furniture, planters, walkways, wheat, tables, fountains, marine structures, ponds, and rock formations.
GFRC is used in historical recovery and renovation, to replicate terra-cotta ornamental buildings, carved stones and even wood. An important component for GFRC is that fiberglass in it will not rust like steel and fiber also has tensile strength 3-4 times higher than steel and has a high modulus, even ten times more than polypropylene, a material known for its strength. What is meant is that materials with low modulus will stretch and crack more likely than GFRC.
This is because the GFRC is hollow so it can absorb shocks. Because this material is strengthened internally there is no need to go through the process of purchasing other materials to support it. Given that the use of mild steel that is not used in corrosion of this product is not a problem and because it is not affected by external problems, there is a threat of decay and is fully protected against the risk of UV radiation. There is no concern about the type of material that has environmental problems such as GFRC is inorganic material and there are no health risks.