Concrete  Promote Your Business
Concrete
ProMatch
Directory
Cost Report
  More Services

What is Glass-fiber Reinforced Concrete (or GFRC)?


By ProMatcher Staff



GFRC: Glass-fiber Reinforced Concrete

Glass-fiber reinforced concrete (also known as GFRC) is a type of concrete that is reinforced with fine glass fibers, rather than rebar or wire mesh. It is made with cement, water, and the desired aggregates, in addition to the glass fibers.



What are the key differences between glass-fiber reinforced concrete and traditional concrete?

1. Stronger than traditional concrete. Glass-fiber reinforced concrete is even more durable than traditional concrete. As a result, GFRC can be installed in thinner layers without sacrificing any durability.

2. Lightweight. Fiber-reinforced is not nearly as heavy as traditional concrete. As a result, it is easier to transport GFRC panels and other pre-cast pieces.

3. No need for rebar. The fibers in the concrete are the only reinforcement you will need. In most cases, there is no need to install reinforcing steel bars or wire mesh before installing the concrete.

4. Can be cast to any shape or size. GFRC is a flexible building material. In many cases, the concrete is sprayed into place. There are very few limitations to where it can be applied or installed.

5. Eco-friendly. Traditional concrete production can have a negative impact on the health of the environment. The production of GFRC tends to be more environmentally friendly.

6. Increased cost. Glass fiber reinforced concrete is typically more expensive than traditional concrete. However, because of its strength and durability, it can be installed in thinner layers.

Ready to start?
Free Quotes from Concrete Contractors

Related:

+ More about Reinforced Concrete

+ Concrete Strength



Be the first to find this article helpful.

About the Author

ProMatcher Staff, ProMatcher
Orlando, FL 32803

If you would like to re-print this article, please contact the author.
Free Quotes from Concrete Contractors
Click to Get Quotes

Related Topics

Concrete Foundation Installation
Concrete Floor Coating Application
Concrete Stamping & Coloring Application
Concrete
Concrete Patio or Walkway Installation
Concrete Driveway, Walkway, and Floor Installation
Concrete Driveway & Floor Repair
A Guide to the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)
The International Concrete Repair Institute is an organization dedicated to improving...

A Guide to the Portland Cement Association (PCA)
The Portland Cement Association advocates for the use of portland cement and concrete in...

A Guide to the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC)
The American Society of Concrete Contractors works to represent the interests of...

A Guide to the American Concrete Institute (ACI)
The American Concrete Institute is a research and advocacy organization that works to...

A Guide to the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA)
Learn more about the American Concrete Pavement Association, a large trade association.

Free Quotes from Concrete Contractors

Other Related Topics

A Guide to the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)
Learn more about the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.

Concrete Slab Thickness
Learn more about the factors that impact the thickness of a concrete slab.

What is Rebar?
Rebar is a common form of reinforcement in many concrete and masonry structures.

Cost of Concrete
How much does concrete cost? Learn more about the cost of different concrete projects.

Strength of Concrete (PSI)
Learn more about the compressive strength of concrete, measured by PSI or pounds per...

Editorial Disclaimer: The views expressed in articles published on this website are those of the authors alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of this website or its staff. The articles on this site do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement with respect to any views, company, or product. Authors affirm that article submissions are their original content or that they have permission to reproduce.

Free Cost Estimates   |   Concrete Contractors Directory   |   Concrete Cost Report   |   Free Business Listing



Home   |   Articles & Videos   |   Affiliates   |   Networking Groups   |   Search by Category   |   Professionals

Terms of Use   |   Privacy   |   About Us   |   Contact Us   |   Member Login

© 2003-2014 - VentureStreet, LLC

Join Our Business Network