"Fibermesh Cube"

"Photo used with permission from SI Concrete Systems,
"Fibermesh" is a registered trademark of SI Corporation"

Fibers can be added to the concrete mix in lieu of welded wire mesh.

The problem with welded wire mesh is that it often ends up on the ground from being stepped on as the concrete is being placed (particularly if no support blocks are used). Another problem is that mesh does not prevent or minimize cracking-it simply holds cracks that have already occurred together.

If you could look into a section of concrete poured with fibers you would see millions of fibers distributed in all directions throughout the concrete mix. As micro cracks begin to appear due to shrinkage as water evaporates form the concrete (plastic shrinkage), the cracks intersect with the fibers which block their growth and provide higher tensile strength capacity at this crucial time.

Other Resources

Fibermesh Applications for Commercial - Concrete Producers, Concrete Contractors, General Contractors, Engineers, Architects