Although concrete is a basic building material that has been in use since early civilization, it’s a constantly evolving product that continues to amaze people with its unending uses and technical advances. From concrete that cleans or mends itself to mixtures that create a translucent material or bendable segments, concrete and technology have joined forces to constantly improve construction methods and materials.

Choices in Fiber Reinforcement for Concrete

Fiber reinforcement protects concrete in two ways. Mainly, it minimizes cracking from plastic shrinkage that occurs as the concrete dries during the first 24 hours after placement. Also, it helps hold the concrete together if cracks develop after the concrete has hardened. Several types of fibers are available for decorative concrete applications.