Why does a concrete wall break


Concrete and steel have almost identical thermal expansion behavior. If the steel is mechanically prestressed and installed under this tension, it is called prestressed concrete.

A careful static calculation is required, which is carried out in accordance with the reinforcement guidelines DIN 1045-1 structures made of concrete, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete designed and the preparation of a reinforcement plan.

Reinforcement of subordinate components
Screeds can be reinforced to avoid cracks if they are used as a substrate for tile coverings that are sensitive to cracks. Then steel or plastic meshes are used, more recently short fibers (steel, glass or plastic).

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Concrete cover

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Exposure classes

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Fiberglass and textile reinforcement

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prestressed concrete

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Steel reinforcement

Steel is the oldest and most widely used reinforcement material for concrete. The inventor of steel reinforcement was the French Joseph ...

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