The performance characteristics of carbon fibre reinforcement strips are renowned throughout the concreting industry. They’re ideal for use with construction and retrofit applications, especially with ageing, damaged or overloaded concrete structures.
Reinforced carbon contains carbon fibre reinforced graphite that’s used structurally for high-temperature applications. This fibre can also be used in the filtration of high-temperature gases, as an electrode with high surface area and high corrosion resistance, or as an anti-static part. Casting a thin layer of carbon fibres considerably improves the fire resistance properties of polymers or thermoset composites by reflecting heat.
Carbon fibre reinforcement, also known as carbon fibre concrete strengthening, is carried out in instances where a concrete structure is in need of an upgraded load bearing capacity. This can be achieved by using carbon fibre reinforcement strips made for structural strengthening purposes as part of a strengthening system.
Carbon fibre reinforcement strips are a high performance and strength-enhancing product that’s superior to steel in regards to strength to mass ratio. The strips are light, easy to install and provide an ideal solution for concrete structures that require additional strengthening.
Carbon fibre concrete strengthening work can only be performed by certified and experienced specialists. The expert contractors at RCW are qualified to carry out carbon fibre concrete repair and install carbon fibre reinforcement strips in concrete structures.
Carbon fibre reinforcement refers to the use of carbon fibre fabrics or composites to strengthen and fortify concrete structures. It offers improved tensile strength, durability, and resistance to environmental factors compared to traditional steel reinforcement.
Carbon fiber concrete repair utilises carbon fibre fabrics or strips that are bonded onto the concrete surface using high-strength epoxy resins. This method provides an effective way to restore the structural integrity of cracked or damaged concrete structures without adding significant weight.
Carbon fibre concrete strengthening offers several benefits, including increased load-bearing capacity, enhanced flexural strength, and resistance to corrosion. It's a versatile solution that can be applied to various parts of a structure, from beams to columns, ensuring extended lifespan and reduced maintenance costs.
Carbon fibre reinforced concrete incorporates carbon fibres in the mix, providing enhanced tensile strength and crack resistance. Unlike traditional concrete reinforced with steel, carbon fibre reinforced concrete is less susceptible to corrosion and offers better durability and longevity.