Ease of use
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FORTA-FERRO is Easy to Use!
- Easy to Place
- Excellent Surface Finish
- Improves Safety
Save Time & Money - Improve Safety
Steel fibers typically require special conveyors or extra man-hours to add them due to the high dosage per cubic yard. Steel mats or rebar are very labor intensive to place on chairs and supports and to tie properly. The 3-dimensional FORTA-FERRO® fibers can be placed with a laser guided screed and can eliminate the need for a concrete pump in these situations. FORTA-FERRO® benefits by reducing labor hours and placement time, providing significant job savings.
In most situations, FORTA-FERRO® can safely and reliably replace all non-structural steel in slab-on-grade concrete. The use of traditional wire mesh or steel rebar in slab-on-ground applications can come with a list of safety issues. Wire mesh can be difficult to lay down and raise a tripping hazard among concrete workers on job sites. Without using these traditional methods, FORTA-FERRO® allows for significant safety improvements while also a decreasing labor and total project costs.
- Labor Cost
- Speed of Construction
- & Less Cracking!
On-site Field Support
As Needed. As Required. As Requested.
Start to Finish Test Pour Assistance
Mixing, Pumping and Placement Support
FORTA® believes in having an excellent working relationship with industry contractors which lead to the formation of the FORTA® Preferred Contractor Program. By becoming one of FORTA®‘s Preferred Contractors, the contractor has access to a multitude of benefits and tools to aid in success, some of which include:
Technical Support from Our Staff of Fiber Experts & Engineers
Reinforcement Design Assistance and Reports
Marketing Materials Provided
Recognition & Listing on FORTA’s Website as a “Preferred Contractor”
Reference and recommendation by FORTA® to project owners and designers
Complete Training Program
Which Fiber Should I Use
Reduce plastic shrinkage cracking
Used in conjunction with steel
Fine monofilament fiber
Polypropylene or nylon
1.0 lb./cubic yard
1/2″ and 3/4″ lengths
Reduce plastic shrinkage cracking and temperature-related cracking
Some light steel replacement
1.5 to 3.0 lbs./cubic yard
3/4″ and 1-1/2″ lengths
Macro Synthetic Fibers
Reduce plastic and hardened concrete shrinkage & temperature-related cracking
Add toughness and increase post-crack behavior
Higher level of steel replacement
Heavy-duty macrofilament and fibrillated blend
3.0 to 7.5 lbs./cubic yard or higer
1-1/2″ and 2-1/4″ lengths