In the construction market, there are many different materials that are used for renovations and creating new objects. However, there is one technology that stands ahead of all the others. Glass fiber reinforced concrete also known as GRC (GFRC), is now one of the most commonly used natural materials in the construction industry, with exceptional durability and texture. Its composition consists of specialized sand, cement, water, alkali resistant fiberglass, appropriately selected chemicals and/or colorants, which are dispensed in the appropriate proportions according to a specific technological regime; it has become the company’s secret. What sets it apart from others is primarily the ease of use, thanks to which we can achieve freedom in shaping the space surrounding us. Its main advantage is also plasticity, versatility and lightness, which gives you the freedom in forming the shape. Not without significance is unique hardness and strength of fiber concrete, it is characterized by its high resistance to destructive external factors such as sun, frost and corrosion.
GRC Beton Poland Company – a national leader in the GFRC technology, working in accordance with its motto „GRC is the freedom of designing and building”, uses fibro-cement to produce panels and cladding, decorative and functional elements, including: floor slabs, kitchen and bathroom tops and windowsills. Due to the high standard of aesthetics, the fiber-concrete material is becoming increasingly popular with customers who want to be happy and satisfied with the final results of construction and finishing work in their homes, and more.
Constructors and designers all over the world rely on concrete as a strong material that provides safety and is easy to handle. It can be found in almost all building types – residential, commercial, multi-floor and even in municipal infrastructure – roads, bridges and many more. Despite its wide range of use, many of its users still do not know about the matters directly connected to ensuring the endurance and high quality of concrete. The term “concrete strength class” means the endurance of concrete against compression, no more, no less. It determines the amount of stress the material can take. Concrete strength is determined by measuring the crushing strength of cubes or a cylindrical sample made from a pre-prepared mixture. After the measuring and strength determining, concrete is assigned a strength class. The European Standard PN-EN 206: 2014 clearly defines the designation of the concrete strength class. It is marked […]
Fibreglass reinforced GRC concrete is a universal material which is used, among others, in ducts and troughs for electric cables. Such casing constructions are often created in places with unfavourable external conditions, where the cables are exposed to destruction. For this reason, it is necessary to use a material with high resistance to adverse weather conditions, as well as non-combustible material, in case of failure of the cable contained inside. Why GRC concrete? Fibreglass reinforced concrete has first of all very good strength parameters. It is often used in the field, as it is not adversely affected even by the worst weather conditions. In addition, this composite is distinguished by its fire resistance. Another feature, which is a special advantage when creating shields for electric cables, is the lightness of the GRC concrete, which allows for its quick transport. This variant is lighter in weight than the traditional composite and […]
The value of the historic buildings is invaluable. Unfortunately, over the years, valuable monuments, buildings or sculptures have been destroyed, especially if they are directly exposed to adverse weather conditions. Therefore, it is necessary to repair the damage from time to time. Appropriate materials are used to refresh or reconstruct the monuments, often including GRC architectural concrete. This special type of composite contains fiberglass, which makes it lighter and more durable than the standard concrete. Use of GRC concrete in restoration of historical monuments? Regular renovation of monuments and individual architectural elements is being carried out more and more often, also because more and more buildings are being converted into monuments. GRC concrete is recognized as a material that is perfect for the maintenance industry. This material is characterized by lightness and the possibility of creating small plates, therefore it is an ideal material for supplementing even the smallest details. […]
Concrete is a commonly used construction material – it is durable, resistant, offers great structural capacity, and thanks to appropriate construction technology it can also be a good thermal insulator. However, it has certain limitations, including the matter of tensile strength. A common solution to this problem is the use of appropriate reinforcement to strengthen the concrete. Types of reinforced concrete The most commonly used type of reinforcement is steel bar – this is a reinforced concrete. This is a popular and relatively cheap solution. A grid can also be used to strengthen it – we are talking about a ferrocement. Another method is the use of compressed concrete – in this case, the reinforcement made of high-quality steel is additionally stretched before the concrete is poured. Cables, lines or c-sections can also be used for the purpose of reinforcement. Innovative methods include glass fibre concrete reinforcement. The concrete composite […]