- Temperature Distribution Steel: To control cracking of concrete pavement sections and to distribute temperature related stresses, typically distribution steel is provided. Experience has shown that steel reinforcement has certain drawbacks including placement with adequate concrete cover. Exposure of steel results in rust and corrosion of steel, causing spalling concrete and pavement deterioration.
- Fibre Reinforced Concrete: Duracrete fibres can be used instead of temperature distribution steel for pavements, flooring and slab on grade. Duracrete fibres disperse throughout the concrete mix to provide three-dimensional reinforcement against cracking due to temperature stresses as well as improve concrete surface resistance against abrasion and impact loading. Presence of fibres provides flexural strength, improves properties of concrete including fatigue endurance due to repetitive/cyclic loads as well as residual strength not available in ordinary concrete. Duracrete fibre is available in convenient and easy to use pre-portioned packets.