Ownership of the Bon Tool Company in western Pennsylvania investigated the use of fiber reinforcement as an alternative to conventional steel in their large warehouse/office space addition. Approved by both owner and project engineer, FORTA-FERRO® was used in over 55,000 square feet of 6″ thick warehouse slab-on-ground, and 15,000 square feet of 3″ thick slab-on-metal-deck for office space. The 2-1/4″ long structural fiber was used in lieu of steel, at a dosage of 5 lbs. / cu. yd. in the office deck. The FORTA-FERRO® mixed very easily and uniformly while also easing reinforcement placement labor and difficulties associated with steel on this laser screed project. Placement pins were also installed in the floor slab to measure overall slab dimension change over several saw-cut control joints. FORTA-FERRO® provided the owner with an easy-to-use and cost-effective method of crack control and with an excellent surface finish.
- Superior Finish
- Extreme Durability