Concrete is one of the most versatile materials used in the construction industry today. It is a strong material, however it is needed to add reinforcement to the material to improve the strength of the final product.

Reinforced concrete, concrete in which steel is embedded in such a manner that the two materials act together in resisting forces. The reinforcing steel—rods, bars, or mesh—absorbs the tensile, shear, and sometimes the compressive stresses in a concrete structure.

By: Quinten Swanepoel



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