Tucco-Tucker Concrete

Buckhead, GA - October 2006

Project Description

FORTA-FERRO® was used at a dosage of 7.5 lbs. / cu. yd. in the 4,000 psi concrete mix as a total steel replacement, offering a significant savings in both construction time and material costs. The pavement segment of the project called for 3,000 psi concrete 6″ thick, reinforced with # 4 bar on 24″ centers. Again, FORTA-FERRO® was used at 7.5 lbs. / cu. yd. as a steel replacement. A precast concrete junction box 5′ wide x 8′ long x 4.5′ high with 2 1/2″ thick walls was used as a pump station, and buried underground to prevent plant water pumps from freezing in inclement weather. This precast unit used first generation fibrillated (net-shaped) synthetic fiber — FORTA® ECONO-NET® — at a 3.0 lb. / cu. yd. dosage as an alternate to all of the steel in both sides and bottom. The mechanical/vehicle-repair building was a 52′ x 39′ structure that included an interior 10′ x 14′ storage room. The original wall steel design was #4 rebar on 12″ centers, a high percentage of which was eliminated with the use of FORTA-FERRO®. Even at high fiber dosages, there was no evidence of fiber on the surface finish, and the walls were placed without construction joints and resulted in no observable cracking.

Key Points:

  • Superior Finish
  • Extreme Durability
  • Saves Time and Money
  • Reduced Cracking
  • Reduced Joints

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