What Is FerroCement ?

How To Make Ferrocement
Ferrocement For Remote Areas
Ferrocement step by step process

ØFerrocement is a form of reinforcement concrete but it differs from the conventional types in that the reinforcement consist of closely spaced, multiple layers of mesh or fine rods completely surrounded by cement mortar.
Making skeleton 

ØFerro-cement is much thinner than reinforced concrete, and the mesh can be formed to any shape without a conventional form, and then plastered or mortared by hand.
The diameter of wire mesh normally varies from 0.5 mm to 1 mm and spacing between them is normally started from 5 mm to 10 mm.
mortar applying

The ratio of cement Sand is 1:2 to 1:3 & volume of reinforcement in Ferro-cement normally varies between 8 – 10 % 
Water-cement ratio is maintained from 0.4 to 0.45.
A thickness of Ferro0cement member or element varies from 2 cm to 3 cm with an external 2 mm to 3 mm cover to the wire mesh.
The steel used in Ferro-cement varies between 300 kg to 500 kg per cubic meter of mortar.
The sand recommended for Ferro-cement mixes is with maximum sizes of 2.36 mm to 1.18 mm with optimum grading Zone 2 & 3, respectively.
Final Water Tank
ØIt is light in weight.
ØReinforcement distribution is uniform throughout
ØReinforcement is provided in both directions.
ØIt has high tensile strength.
ØIt has no corrosive nature.
ØIt has less crack widths as compared to conventional concrete.
ØIt can be fabricated in any desire shape, hence it is more suitable to a special structure like shells and structure like roofs, water tank etc.
ØIt is a highly suitable material for the precast product.
ØIt has high ductility and resistance to crack.
ØIt has favorable tensile properties.
ØIt has low maintenances.
ØIt is environmental friendly

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