Can Steel Fibre Reinforced concrete (“SFRC”) be textured?
Yes. Any conventional method can be used – although the use of hessian drag is not recommended. The heavier the texture, the more the fibres will be pulled from the surface. Again, the presence of these fibres will not pose any appearance or safety problem. Successful installations throughout the world – including roads and bridges – bear testimony to this. 7) Can Steel Fibre reinforcement be used in the presence of a wire guidance system? Again, since steel fibre reinforcement is “discontinuous”, it does not interfere with wire guidance systems. Unlike conventional reinforcement, no minimum cover is required. 8) Do Steel Fibres affect the slump of concrete? Adding steel fibres, particularly at higher concentrations, will give rise to an apparent loss as measured by the slump test. This results from fibre interlocking – which, when energy is applied, will align and allow concrete to flow more readily. Generally, it is recommended that the base slump of concrete without fibre is 25-50mm