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What is GFRC column covers?

What is GFRC column covers?

Column Covers in Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete. GFRC is a light material with strength and durability; a perfect material for columns and column covers. In contemporary column covers, glass fiber reinforced concrete looks impressive. The straight shaft, smooth column wraps add flair and distinction to any building.

What does GFRC stand for?

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete
GFRC stands for Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete. It is a composite comprised of Portland cement, fine aggregate, water, acrylic co-polymer, alkali resistant glass fiber reinforcement and additives. In many international markets, it is referred to as GRC – Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete.

How were fluted columns made?

CLASSICAL Greek temple columns were fluted because they were derived from timber construction. The columns are a stone form of a tree trunk debarked with an adze.

How much does Gfrc cost?

GFRC tends to run about $2.50-$3.00 per square foot for ¾” thick material. The cost increases to about $3.50-$3.75 per square foot for 1” thick material when accounting for the prices of sand, cement, admixtures, fibers and polymer.

How do you add fiber to concrete?

Add 1/2 of your dry concrete mix and thoroughly blend. Slowly add the remaining dry mix to your bucket, while periodically scraping the sides and bottom with a trowel to make sure all of the fiber reinforced concrete mix is blended.

Why do they put fiberglass in concrete?

Fibers are usually used in concrete to control cracking due to plastic shrinkage and to drying shrinkage. They also reduce the permeability of concrete and thus reduce bleeding of water. Some types of fibers produce greater impact, abrasion, and shatter resistance in concrete.

What sizes do fibercrete™ columns come in?

Offered in an endless array of classic designs in plain and fluted shaft styles, FiberCrete™ columns are also offered in several texture options. Columns are available in diameters from 12″ to 48″ and heights to 40′.

What is fibercrete™ GFRC column?

Cast from glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC), FiberCrete™ GFRC Columns are non-load bearing and are designed for column cover applications. GFRC columns are cast in halves and in most cases with horizontal sections, as well. Therefore, after installation they will have authentic visible vertical and horizontal mortar or caulk joints.

What is the best GFRC column cover?

There are many column cover options. GFRC is by far one of the best solutions, and the top company to produce GFRC products is GC Products Inc. Learn more about our GFRC columns or receive a quote by contacting us today. Q: What is GFRC?

What is reglet column covers?

Fry Reglet’s Column Covers enable architects and designers to cosmetically wrap standard structural and fire-proofing elements to suit any type of space. Products Shape Finder

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