NCT || Normanton Construction Technology; Telephone 01924 223977

Concrete Repairs (including bridges and multi-story car parks), Concrete Spraying, Concreting, Foundation works, Demolition, Kerbing, Block Paving and all Civil Engineering.

Serving customers in Wakefield, Leeds, Pontefract, Castleford and surrounding towns in West Yorkshire.

Repairing reinforced concreteReinforced concrete Treatments

Reiforced concrete is a composite material in which concrete's  relatively low tensile strengh and ductility  are counteracted by the inclusion of reinforcement having higher tensile strength and/or ductility. The reinforcement is usually, though not necessarily, steel reinforcing bars (rebar) and is usually embedded passively in the concrete before it sets. Reinforcing schemes are generally designed to resist tensile stresses  in particular regions of the concrete that might cause unacceptable cracking and/or structural failure.

Modern reinforced concrete can contain varied reinforcing materials made of steel, polymers or alternate composite material in conjunction with rebar or not. Reinforced concrete may also be permanently stressed (in compression), so as to improve the behaviour of the final structure under working loads. In the United States, the most common methods of doing this are known as pre-tensioning and post tensioning.