Fiber Myths: BUSTED! – Part 2

Myth: Sand- or shot-blasting fiber concrete will reveal more fiber and therefore impede surface bonding agents.     …PART 2   Answer: The synthetic fibers are strong and tough, but certainly not tough enough to withstand the abrasive forces of sand-blasting or grinding, and would be quickly removed from the concrete skin, possibly leaving extremely small […]

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Fiber Myths: BUSTED!

  Myth:   Fibers in concrete could have a negative effect on bonded toppings.   Answer: While there have been cases of some synthetic fibers not finishing well and protruding from the concrete surfaces, it would take an extremely high fiber content to impede the bond of current market-available bonding agents.  In the case of […]

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The Benefits of Synthetic Fiber vs. Wire Mesh

In the March 20, 2014  edition of ForConstructionPros.com. published an article “Not Meshing Around.” The article discuss the safety benefits of using synthetic fiber in concrete projects versus wire mesh on job sites. In the past construction of slabs on metal deck involved the use of a concrete slab with a supporting platform made up […]

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