Concrete floor beams offer incredible strength to construction projects
When it comes to building a new home or perhaps even the latest skyscrapers, they are few materials quite like concrete floor beans in terms of the speed of use and supporting strength and load capabilities that they offer builders. Floor beams are useful in situations where you need to support an abnormally large load perhaps from a heavy building that is being constructed above. Being made from concrete ensures that they already have a high level of strength, there are also various techniques that can be used alongside them in order to further increase the strength and durability properties.
Many people will have used concrete beams in their homes, perhaps to strengthen top of a window or indeed provide the support necessary for reconstruction. Using precast concrete beams for flooring however is a relatively new technique that the building industry is increasingly turning to. The reason that this technique has proven to be so popular is again because of its low cost and hi benefit credentials.
Where should concrete floor beams be used?
A typical usage for concrete floor beans is in Block and beam floor construction. This involves using concrete blocks in order to strengthen the beam structure, This managing of both vertical and horizontal loads, which is useful for heavyweight construction jobs. The idea is that the load placed on top of the teams is spread evenly, meaning that no one part of the team takes all of the compressive load but rather the total area of the beam spread this weight and makes for an incredibly strong structure.
Again this method of using concrete can be further enhanced by compressing the concrete material prior to formation which ensures that the final product is even stronger than it would otherwise be.