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Placing reinforcing mesh, how does this work?

16-03-2017 | J. van Wijngaarden

Reinforcing mesh are an important component in concrete structures. These mesh ensure strength within the concrete because they absorb the tensile forces. Cracking is thereby avoided. The concrete ensures that the compressive forces are absorbed. Reinforcing mesh are available in many different shapes and sizes, but how does the placement process of these mesh actually work? In this article we explain it to you.

The type of mesh and the shape.

First determine what kind of mesh should be placed and in what shape. Reinforcing mesh come in many different sizes and also have different wire spacings. This choice depends on the load that the concrete must ultimately bear. This calculation is usually made by a constructor. 


In addition, the reinforcing mesh can be galvanized. Galvanizing the mesh prevents corrosion. Corrosion is the chemical process in which materials work due to external influences. Rust is the corrosion of iron. Galvanizing the concrete net therefore prevents corrosion and possibly decay of concrete.

Dimensions of the mesh.

Secondly, the size of the mesh must be determined. The total surface area of the concrete floor is important in this case. Are you not completely familiar with this? Then it is wise to request advice from a specialist. In this way you will never be confronted with surprises afterwards and you know for sure that the concrete and the reinforcing mesh guarantee optimum results. When you know for sure which mesh you need, you can order the mesh. Many companies nowadays also offer customized mesh. These are then specially made, based on your wishes and needs.

Placing the mesh.

The mesh are then placed where you want to pour the concrete. Before pouring the concrete, the  reinforcing mesh are placed at a certain height with the aid of concrete spacers. In case of a double layer of reinforcing mesh, lattice girders are placed between the mesh. After the reinforcing mesh have been placed, the pouring of the concrete can begin.

Are you looking for reinforcing mesh? We at offer reinforcing mesh in all shapes and sizes. In addition, we can also customize these completely to your requirements. For more information or questions it is best to contact us. We are happy to help you further.

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