Revetment rolled Concrete Cloth for construction
Concrete Cloth for construction
Concrete Cloth, originally developed for the Army to upgrade defences, is now used by construction firms for a wide range of infrastructure projects.
These include ditching, drainage, pipe protection, structural fire protection, roofing material and many other applications.
Unrolling concrete is faster and simpler than conventional methods and it can be used whatever the weather.
It means concrete can be applied in thin fibre-reinforced sheets, reducing the amount of concrete and the carbon footprint of building works by up to 10 times.
Concrete Cloth works by trapping a bespoke dry concrete mix within a fibre matrix and sandwiching it between a waterproof membrane and a fabric skin.
In its dry form it behaves like a thick carpet and can be unrolled in lengths up to 640 feet.
Once wet, the rapid set concrete hardens to 80 percent strength within 24 hours and becomes a robust, durable, waterproof surface with a design life of over 25 years.
Concrete Cloth has been specified by the Environment Agency, Network Rail, British Coal and Costain.
It has been by local councils in the UK for weed inhibition, slope protection, ditch and culvert repair.
It can be used in many other situations and costs are equivalent to medium wear household carpet.
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