C-GRID is a patented carbon-fiber grid reinforcing technology and can be used in place of or with steel mesh and light rebar including composite bar. Itâ€™s made by bonding ultra-high-strength carbon tows with an epoxy resin to improve durability, enhance structural performance, and reduce weight. The product is noncorrosive and provides excellent crack control properties. Carbon fiber can be placed near the finished surface to optimize structural tension properties and minimize crack spread and crack width. C-GRIDÂŽ can be used in place of, or along with steel mesh and light rebar. Unlike steel, carbon grid can be placed just below the finished surface eliminating the concrete cover requirement. By contrast, several inches of concrete would be required to protect steel mesh from corrosion and to prevent rust stains from bleeding through to the finished surface.
Carbon Fiber Grid _ Reinforcement
Published on Feb 20, 2013