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The L. Suzio York Hill Companies Explains the History of Fiber Reinforced Concrete April 21, 2016

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The L. Suzio York Hill Companies Explains the History of Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Meriden, Connecticut

The L. Suzio York Hill Companies is South Central Connecticut's leading material supplier for construction. From ready-mix concrete products to asphalt, crushed trap rock, and sand, The L. Suzio York Hill Companies has everything you need for your next project.

Interested in the history of fiber reinforced concrete? Whether your construction crew already uses this building material or you're interested in trying it out on your next building project, here's a brief historical timeline of the use of fiber reinforced concrete, brought to you by the best concrete supply company in Connecticut:

  • Ancient Times: Surprisingly, fiber reinforced concrete has been used for the past 5,000 years. In order to increase the durability of building materials, many civilizations added horse hair or straw fibers to their brick and mortar projects. The result? Stronger concrete that is less brittle and extremely reliable.
  • concreteRecent Experiments: While construction companies were experimenting in the 19th century with fiber reinforced concrete by using wire mesh and continuous steel bars, it wasn't until the 1950s that researchers began testing glass fibers for reinforcement. It didn't take long before it got out to the masses that it was so much better than standard concrete.
  • Modern Applications: Since the 1960s, fiber reinforced concrete has been the stand-by for construction contractors. New fibers have been introduced, such as steel,   polypropylene, and even natural organic fibers.

Today, fiber reinforced concrete is extremely popular for a wide variety of applications. The building material has been tested over the centuries and has been proven to provide structures with strong, durable, and long-lasting foundations. In fact, it's so reliable that it has been said to be more than one-third stronger than normal concrete and over 500 times more crack-resistant.

To learn more about fiber-reinforced concrete, contact The L. Suzio York Hill Companies by calling (203) 237-8421. You can also visit their website to view their expansive inventory of building supplies.

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