Get to know Wiremesh Iron: Functions and Types

Get to know Wiremesh Iron: Functions and Types

Friends, maybe you often hear wire mesh or iron nets? In this article we will discuss in more detail about wiremesh iron, its types and functions as a versatile building material.

What is Wiremesh?

Get to know Wiremesh Iron: Functions and Types

Wiremesh is an iron net that is often used as reinforcement to strengthen concrete. Wiremesh is a series of plain round iron woven in two opposite directions (vertical and horizontal) to form a mesh plane or box net where each meeting point is connected by welding.

Wiremesh is often also called woven iron which is made using an automatic welding machine. With a welding system carried out at the factory, wiremesh has a precise webbing size and is practical to use.

What are the functions of Wiremesh?

Wiremesh is basically made as a pre-cast building material to replace any manually made woven iron. The goal is to be more practical and work on the building faster. Here are some of the functions and uses of wiremesh.

On site concrete reinforcement - wiremesh is often also used as manually molded concrete reinforcement such as floor plates of high-rise buildings or bridges because it is practical and easy to install.

Precast concrete reinforcement - the first function of wiremesh is to become precast concrete reinforcement such as concrete buis cover, culvert boc etc.

Concrete reinforcement in the ground - wiremesh can also be used for concrete reinforcement placed on the ground such as concrete rebates or toll roads that also use concrete

Hanging concrete reinforcement - wiremesh is also used for suspended concrete reinforcement such as building decorations or sewers

Installation of iron nets - wiremesh can also be used to make various iron installations such as pot hangers for vertical gardens, media for vines, cages or fence fillers.

Wiremesh Type and Wiremesh Size

Wiremesh is produced in various types and sizes. We can divide the types of wiremesh based on many things, such as the diameter size of the constituent iron, the iron material used, the shape of the iron, the shape of the wiremesh, etc. The following is an explanation of the types of wiremesh sold in building stores.

Types of wiremesh seen from the iron constituent

If you look at the iron used to make wiremesh, then there are several types of wiremesh that we can find in building shops.

Ordinary iron wiremesh - wiremesh made with ordinary iron (standard finishing) is usually used for concrete reinforcement and has poor durability if stored for too long.

Galvanized wiremesh - wiremesh made with iron that has been galvanized so that it is more resistant to rust and is considered stronger than ordinary iron

Types of wiremesh seen from the shape

The shape of the iron wiremesh is not always a net with square holes, there are also parallelograms and rectangles. However, the concrete reinforcement used is usually the type of wiremesh that has the same distance (square) and this distance must also be in accordance with the structural calculations carried out.

Types of wiremesh seen from the way of packaging

There are two ways of packaging iron wiremesh that we can see in building shops, namely sheet wiremesh and roll wiremesh. Check out the differences between the two below.

Sheet wiremesh - wiremesh sold in sheets is usually iron with a diameter large enough to make it impossible to roll. One sheet of wiremesh has a size of 5.4m x 2.1m, but there are also manufacturers who make different sizes so it must be checked first

Wiremesh rolls - Wiremesh rolls are usually made with a smaller, more flexible iron so that they can be rolled up. Wiremesh rolls are usually used for fences or nets for animal cages

Types of wiremesh based on iron profile

If we look at the profile of the iron used to make wiremesh, then we will recognize two types of wiremesh, namely plain iron wiremesh and screwed iron wiremesh.

Plain iron wiremesh - made using regular round iron and has a lower price.

Threaded iron wiremesh - made using iron threads (spiral strokes) which is believed to be better used for concrete reinforcement because the threads on the iron can help grip the concrete more firmly so that the quality of the concrete is stronger.

Wiremesh price

Wiremesh prices vary greatly according to the type of iron and this price is largely determined by the total weight of the iron used to make the wiremesh. The larger the diameter of the wiremesh, the more expensive the wiremesh will be. For more details about the price of wiremesh iron, see the results of the material survey that Architect has conducted in several cities in Indonesia at the link below.

Wiremesh installation

Installation of wiremesh for concrete reinforcement can be done by tying it using wire before casting. Wiremesh can also be welded with other iron if needed. Installation of wiremesh for concrete floor slab reinforcement is much more practical and faster than manually making reinforcement with iron bars. Therefore, in large-scale projects, wiremesh iron is needed.

The advantages of using wiremesh iron for concrete reinforcement

Practical - wiremesh iron is more practical to use than making reinforcement with iron bars manually which will definitely take longer.

Precision - wiremesh iron is usually machine-welded to produce a more precise shape with less error. This is important to make strong concrete and even distribution of reinforcement.

Quick to Work - using wiremesh iron for floor slab reinforcement is much more practical than making reinforcement manually, especially for large-scale projects that require large floor slabs.

Cheap - if you calculate the overall cost including the total processing time, it will certainly be cheaper. No need to spend money to pay a handyman to make reinforcing steel manually which may cost more

Disadvantages of using wiremesh iron for concrete reinforcement

Transportation - wiremesh iron needs to be transported using suitable means, especially for making the floor slab above. Of course the wiremesh iron will be much heavier than the iron bars that can be transported one by one.

Less flexible - the wiremesh iron has been molded in such a way that for unusual floor shapes it is still necessary to manually make concrete reinforcement.

Supplier - the strength and quality of the wiremesh iron is highly dependent on the supplier who makes it and how they store it so that the wiremesh does not rust.

Thus about wiremesh iron, its uses, functions and types. Hopefully useful and can add insight friends all.

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