Glass fiber reinforced concrete is an engineered material composed of traditional cement, polymers, and alkali-resistant glass fibers; GFRC is used in both structural and ornamental applications. Because GFRC is often mixed with less water than traditional concrete, alongside a heavy addition of AR glass fibers and acrylic polymer, GFRC is significantly stronger and more flexible than traditional alternatives. Overall, GFRC is a lightweight, flexible, stronger alternative to traditional concrete.
GFRC offers a significant advantage over traditional concrete in many ways, and is generally considered to be a superior alternative for design and ornamental purposes.
- GFRC is significantly more environmentally friendly than traditional concrete, making use of recycled materials and requiring less cement
- GFRC is naturally flame-resistant, and can act as a thermal regulator, protecting materials around it from heat
- Amazingly light but also very durable, GFRC is less costly to transport and build with then standard concrete
- GFRC is highly resistant to cracking, and has a high strength-to-weight ratio
- The presence of glass fiber in GFRC makes it highly resistant to environmental wear and corrosion
- Incredibly flexible, GFRC can be cast into almost any shape desired, and has the load-bearing capacity to remain practical
- GFRC is internally reinforced, and doesn’t require extra reinforcement
- Although GFRC is more expensive than traditional concrete, it’s significantly more durable and can fill the same load-bearing role at a fraction of the size of a normal cast of concrete
At RNB Construction, we make our clients the priority; our work spans over 20 states across the country, and our commitment to customer satisfaction has left us with a portfolio to prove it. We’ve successfully completed work in both the residential and commercial sectors of construction, with tasks ranging from preconstruction management to GFRC fabrication and installation. To schedule an appointment or for an estimate of costs, give us a call at (770) 776-6989, email us at [email protected], or fill out our Contact Form.