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. In addition, its relatively low weight makes it suitable for use at high altitudes. GRC concrete is available in different colours, which makes it possible to match it perfectly to the given architectural section. The use of coloured elements and the high level of plasticity allow for accurate reproduction of damaged parts, especially as it can also be applied by spraying.
Fibreglass reinforced concrete is used both indoors and out, especially as it is very resistant to rain, sun or snow. The unquestionable advantage of GRC concrete is also its high fire resistance.
For the restoration of what kind of monuments this kind of concrete is usually used? The use of this composite is most common in the renovation of roofs, facades, statues and sculptures repair. However, this material can be used not only to renovate existing buildings, but also to create new ones, e.g. decorative facades or statues.