Our team at Childers Concrete Company has been working in the concrete industry for many years, and we understand the key role this material plays in the construction process. While it’s technically possible to build structures without using concrete, there’s no reason why anyone would want to, not when concrete offers the ideal mix of strength, durability, ease of installation, and cost-effectiveness. Of course, you will need more than just the concrete itself to create strong structures, so our team offers a variety of concrete supplies as well. In this article, we’ll go over some of the essential concrete supplies you will need to make sure your structure is as strong and durable as possible.
- Rebar – One of the key concrete supplies we offer is rebar. The term rebar is a shortened form of reinforcing bar, and its job is to make your concrete even stronger. The most common type of rebar is made of steel, but fiberglass rebar is also popular for applications where corrosion is a concern.
- Wire Mesh – Another essential concrete supply is wire mesh. This material is used to add even more strength to your concrete, and it helps prevent the concrete from cracking due to temperature fluctuations or heavy loads. The concrete bonds with the metal wires, which then prevents it from moving in the horizontal plane.
- Keyway Joints – We also offer forms for the pouring of keyway joints. Keyway joints are used to keep adjacent panels of concrete tightly joined together, preventing them from shifting away from each other in response to changing temperature and humidity conditions.