Welded wire reinforcement (WWR) can be used in a wide array of structurally applications, and using WWR can save $200 - S300 per ton in-place versus rebar. Wire diameters from 0.192" to 0.625" can be produced with wire spacing of 2" and greater. Sheets of WWR can be up to 12' wide and 45' long. Grade 80 WWR takes advantage of a higher yield strength to reduce the cross-sectional area. of the reinforcement by 25% when compared with Grade 60 rebar. Welded wire reinforcement can also be epoxy coated or galvanized for corrosion protection.
Specific applications of welded wire reinforcement include:
- Cast-in-place and tilt-up walls
- Parking garages
- Airport runways
- Athletic stadiums
- Roadway paving
- StepThru slab-on-grade reinforcement utilizes the advantages of large (12" -24") wire spacing to enable workers to easily move and work in the slab area before and during concrete placement
- Pipe Reinforcement and Precast Applications
- Welded wire reinforcement can be produced in either sheets or rolls with various widths arid lengths for:
- Concrete Pipe
- Box Culverts
- Precast walls
- Utility structures
- 'S' - Stirrup Shear reinforcement
Engineered Wire Products produces `S'-Stirrup assemblies that provide diagonal shear and radial tension reinforcement for large diameter concrete pipe and concrete pipe designed for deep installations. 'S'-Stirrup assemblies are installed from the inside of the inner pipe cage and the `S'-Stirrups loop around the circumferential wires of the inner cage and extend toward the outer cage.