What is Fiber Reinforced Concrete?
Definition of Fiber reinforced concrete in Construction
Method of reinforcing concrete by placing bundles of fiberglass reinforcement strands into the concrete mix.
This application provides a more resilient, durable concrete that is stronger due to the inherent reinforcement of the fiberglass strands in the concrete. One of the negatives of using this technique is that the surface of the concrete, until used and worn away, will have strands of fiberglass sticking out of the new surface, similar to hairs. This situation will resolve itself, as time and use, eliminate these small strands of fiberglass. Fiber reinforced concrete is used on sidewalks, concrete pads and slabs on grade to increase the strength of the mix.