DT Formwork & Reinforced Concrete
Reinforced concrete (RC) is a versatile composite and one of the most widely used materials in modern construction. Concrete is a relatively brittle material that is strong under compression but less so in tension. Plain, unreinforced concrete is unsuitable for many structures as it is relatively poor at withstanding stresses induced by vibrations, wind loading, and so on.
To increase its overall strength, steel rods, wires, mesh or cables can be embedded in concrete before it sets. This reinforcement, often known as rebar, resists tensile forces. By forming a strong bond together, the two materials are able to resist a variety of applied forces, effectively acting as a single structural element.
DT Formwork & Reinforced Concrete offer a wide range of reinforced concrete applications and uses, please get in touch with us if you need more information..
Here at DT Formwork & Reinforced Concrete we have completed hundreds of construction jobs and are proud to be the leading provider of reinforced concrete in the North West, Midlands and North & Central Wales.
Reinforced Concrete carries the following benefits:
- Reinforced concrete has a high compressive strength compared to other building materials.
- Due to the provided reinforcement, reinforced concrete can also withstand a good amount tensile stress
- Fire and weather resistance of reinforced concrete is fair