In modern construction, fiberglass reinforcement is gaining increasing popularity among professionals.
Advantages of Fiberglass Reinforcement
Fiberglass reinforcement offer the following advantages:
- Lightweight: It is much lighter than traditional metal reinforcement, making installation easier and reducing material transportation costs.
- High tensile strength: They are 3 times stronger than metal reinforcement, providing durability and resistance to various mechanical loads.
- Corrosion and chemical resistance: An ideal choice for construction in aggressive environments and harsh climatic conditions.
- Radio transparency: Fiberglass reinforcement is radio-transparent, meaning it does not interfere with radio waves and can be used in structures where radio signal transmission is important.
- Magnetic inertness: Fiberglass reinforcement is non-magnetic, which means it does not attract magnetic fields, making it valuable, for example, in medical facilities.
- Coefficient of expansion: Fiberglass reinforcement has a coefficient of expansion close to that of concrete, meaning it expands and contracts together with concrete when the temperature changes.