Concrete is an incredibly strong, durable material, being able to comfortably hold substantial, heavy loads for exceptionally long periods of time – often for decades at a time. So why would it need reinforcing and what material is used to do it? EasyMix are on hand to give you some answers.

Reinforcement steel covered with concrete

What is reinforced concrete?

Despite the obvious strength that concrete possesses, steel is strong in a different sense, being of high tensile strength. As such, steel can resist extensive lateral forces, an enormous advantage when it comes to the reinforcement of concrete.

When steel bars are embedded into concrete, the concrete has then been reinforced. This makes it remarkably reliable for use in the construction of large, substantial structures.

What are the benefits of reinforced concrete?

Here’s why reinforced concrete is so widely used:

  • It’s incredibly resistant to fire and extreme weather conditions
  • It’s versatile and can be manipulated into any desired shape
  • It’s incredibly low maintenance, meaning you’ll save money on its upkeep
  • It’s resistant to damp conditions and excess moisture
  • It’s highly cost-effective in comparison to other steel structures
  • Erecting a reinforced concrete structure will save time and labour costs (if you’re skilled in the construction of these structures)

Potential uses of reinforced concrete

It’s many qualities make it perfect for a variety of different applications, including:

  • Dams, piers and flooding defences
  • Buildings of various sizes
  • Bridges
  • Roads
  • Floating structures
  • Foundations
  • Pipes and conduits
  • Precast works

Concrete supply and services at EasyMix

EasyMix have been one of the leading suppliers of concrete in the local area since 2005. We’re dedicated to ensuring your domestic or commercial project runs as smoothly as possible with the swift and efficient delivery of our locally produced concrete. With a fleet of volumetric trucks to aid in the rapid transportation of your concrete, you’ll be able to complete your project in no time.

Mixed to British Standards, we’re able to supply concrete at any amount between 1 and 10 cubic metres from one truck load. Our team is always on hand to deliver concrete around the clock, giving you a 2-hour time slot in which to expect delivery of your concrete – regardless of how big or small your project is, EasyMix will have you covered.

To find out how much concrete you’ll need, use our concrete calculator. Don’t worry if you order too much, because we’ll only charge you for the amount you use – giving you peace of mind when you choose EasyMix.

For more information about the commercial and domestic concrete we’re able to supply, or to learn more about the floor screed we can provide, get in touch with a member of our team today – we operate throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, North London and the surrounding areas.