For reduced crack widths
Fiber-reinforced concrete enhances the durability of concrete by reducing crack widths typically due to plastic shrinkage, long term drying shrinkage and thermal changes. Because concrete cannot be prevented from cracking, the goal is to keep the cracks tightly closed. BASF offers a range of fiber products that can be used for the following applications:
- Monofilament microfibers for control of plastic shrinkage cracking
- Fibrillated microfibers for replacement of light gauge welded-wire reinforcement
- Macrofibers for post-crack control and replacement of traditional shrinkage and temperature (secondary) reinforcing steel.
Benefits that can be achieved with fiber-reinforced concrete include extended service life with reduced maintenance, faster speed of construction, labor savings, and improved worker safety.