fiber in cement vs wire mesh

landngarageJune 26, 2012

I have heard that if you have the cement with fibers mixed in, that you can do with out the wire mesh. Is this true?

We'd still rebar right? Your thoughts please. Thank you.

5" slab with the usual footings.

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renovator8

The purpose of welded wire mesh in a concrete slab is to reduce the degree of cracking if control joints are absent or too far apart.

The purpose of fibers in a concrete slab is to reduce plastic shrinkage cracking.

Rebar might be used where an additional load is expected.

Whether the slab designer wants to use one or more or none of these reinforcing materials, none is a substitute for the other.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 3:21PM
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landngarage

Thank you Renovator. The rebar would go into the footings and some kind of wire mesh would go into the five inch general slab areas.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 4:18AM
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