Reinforced concrete is a composite material where concrete’s relatively low tensile strength and ductility are counteracted by the inclusion of reinforcement having higher tensile strength and/or ductility. The support is normally, though not necessarily, steel reinforcing bars (rebar) and is generally embedded in the concrete before the concrete sets. Fortifying schemes are usually designed to resist tensile stresses in particular areas of the concrete that may cause unacceptable cracking and structural failure.
Modern reinforced concrete can include diverse strengthening substances made of steel, polymers or alternate composite material along with rebar or not. Some examples of this would be wire mesh and fiber put into concrete slab pours to increase tensile strength and help eliminate cracking.
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This is a retaining wall for the Progress Energy Substation in Raleigh. Ocmulgee built this retaining wall in 2011. Stone texture of the wall was accomplished using polyliners inside wall panels to give the look, feel, and texture of a real stone wall.