Carbon concrete offers technically important and economical solutions

MAINTENANCE

 

In maintenance and reconstruction of reinforced concrete structures, the use of carbon concrete offers significant advantages.

 

Lighter weight and easier handling significantly reduces both, the material and personnel expenses during installation.

 

Thanks to highly increased life cycle of non-existent corrosion, the replacement of additional reinforcement is a very good alternative compared to the use of previously common steel reinforcement.

 

Application areas: underground-parking / car parks, bridge structures, drinking water tanks, silos, balconies, ceilings, columns.



PRECAST ELEMENTS

 

For sandwich walls as well as precast concrete garages, the use of carbon reinforcements presents a considerable advantage.

 

By using Carbon, for instance, the thickness of the outer shell of a sandwich wall can be reduced from 7 cm to 3-4 cm. A similar reduction of thickness can be realized in all components of precast concrete garages.

 

The advantage is the significant weight reduction and material savings which in turn is reflected in significantly lower logistic costs.

 

Facades, whether curtain walls or sandwich panels, are considerably more filigree with carbon concrete. It can be relized in thicknesses of only 3 cm, which previously was impossible. In several projects a weight reduction of over 50% has already been achieved.



ENGINEERING

 

Bridge construction has to be named here first.

 

In some cities like Kempten im Allgäu, Albstadt and Oschatz, pedestrian bridges have already been built with textile concrete.

 

All these bridges have one thing in common: a remarkable filigree design.



ROAD CONSTRUCTION

 

Resulting from increased traffic density in recent years and the sometimes very outdated road network, in many places damages of road constructions have to be repaired.

 

Growing dynamic load on the road due to heavy traffic as well as daily and seasonal temperature variations lead to cracks in asphalt and concrete. High stress concentrations cause precracking in upper asphalt or concrete covering.

 

A classic approach to solving this problem is the renewal of binder and upper covering. Using our basalt reinforcement in the asphalt between binder course and top layer of the road, reflection cracks in the surface layer can be prevented. As a result, in most cases a renewal of the binder course is not required any longer.

 

Thus, the use of asphalt reinforcement is the most economical solution for road reconstructions.