First off we want to express our shock at the recent building collapse in Miami FL and our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those lost in this tragic incident. Steel and Portland cement concrete and saltwater do NOT mix. Over time chloride [...]
As read on www.prslprosoccer.com/the-stadiums/, LigaPro and Puerto Rico Soccer League plan to design and build football infrastructures throughout Puerto Rico to resist Cat 5 hurricanes and magnitude 7 earthquakes. The buildings will serve a dual purpose as shelters for the community in times of need. [...]
Ace Pipe Cleaning, Inc used basalt mesh in a recent pipe lining. Photos show a 75 inch diameter brick pipe where they installed a 2 inch 8,000 psi cementitious liner with basalt mesh geogrid between the first and second inch. They commented "The grid installation [...]
Beautiful tables and countertops from Diamond Finish Concrete Countertops showing a few projects using basalt reinforcement. Take a look at their Facebook page for their most current work.
Photographs of two projects completed by Jayme Guokas of Craftwork Design in Philadelphia. A design firm who create customized living spaces and specilize in cast concrete countertops. Basalt rebar and basalt mesh were used in the construction of these beautiful countertops.
Devine Escapes used basalt rebar to reinforce the concrete foundation of a dry stone sculpture: Stacked Stone Garden Sphere. "...like any sculptor or dedicated craftsman, I wish for my works to last. For this reason, basalt rebar was used to reinforce the concrete foundation." "Since [...]
The University of Miami's College of Engineering built a concrete bridge reinforced with composite materials instead of steel. "The project provides quantifiable proof of concept of the use of fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) in such structures. The University began construction of the bridge in November 2015; [...]
Eric Peterson uses basalt mesh reinforcement in a concrete countertop...
All along the beach in Newport, RI there is evidence of what happens when steel is used to reinforce concrete. Good for a short time and then the galvanic reactions occur. Spalling as it is called, pops large chunks of concrete apart. Especially [...]
I have the idea that concrete tiny homes can be a FAR superior option to wood stick frames currently being built. Today's new concretes are much thinner and lighter and stronger than those of old. Add reinforcement with basalt rebars, basalt meshes, basalt twine and [...]