Concrete Reinforcement

Concrete Reinforcement

A Robust Approach to Concrete Reinforcement

Concrete structures and floors are designed to serve specific purposes for many years. But what happens when requirements change over time? For instance because of an extra floor on a foundation, a new stairwell, increased vehicle load in a parking garage, cantilevered balconies and gallery floors, or fire damage. In such cases, which increase structural demands so that the original construction no longer suffices, concrete strengthening using carbon adhesive reinforcement or rebars offers an efficient and sophisticated solution.

High-Strength Synthetic Fibres

The concept of adhesive reinforcement is straightforward. Using a special epoxy adhesive we apply thin, extremely strong strips made of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) onto the concrete to be strengthened. This Plastic Fibre Reinforcement method has several benefits: the strips are easier to handle compared to steel beams, occupy less space and are immune to rust.

The primary advantage of adhesive reinforcement is its ability to significantly enhance the load-bearing capacity of concrete in a relatively uncomplicated manner. This is a stark contrast to the substantial amount of additional reinforced concrete or steel required to achieve a similar effect, if space even permits. Naturally, this is a specialised task, and our concrete repair professionals are extensively trained for it. We operate based on precise structural calculations, adhering to standards set by NEN-EN 1504 and CUR recommendations 118 and 91.

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Carlo Kersten

Carlo Kersten

Hoofd Commercie
Vogel B.V. Wattstraat 40
3335 LV Zwijndrecht