Commercial Column Reinforcement
Many commercial buildings feature significant square footage and high ceilings, which make concrete columns essential to structural integrity. However, not all columns are created equal. Reinforced concrete columns carry substantial advantages over columns without reinforcement, and Carolina Foundation Solutions has the expertise to ensure your concrete columns are sound and long-lasting.
What Is Column Reinforcement?
While concrete is a durable building material with a long history of use, it has weaknesses when it’s the only material making up a column. To maximize load bearing and longevity of the column and the commercial structure overall, builders reinforce the columns with steel. When forming reinforced columns, workers start with steel beams and construct a form to apply and contain concrete around the beams.
Importance of Column Reinforcement
Concrete is a popular building material due to its relatively low cost, but it has drawbacks that require reinforcement for optimal life span and strength. Plain concrete is quasi-brittle, meaning it’s prone to fracturing under high tension and compression. It also has low tensile strength, toughness, and specific strength. Column reinforcement addresses these issues without sacrificing affordability.
Call (877) 770-7050 to learn more about how critical reinforced columns are to North and South Carolina commercial buildings.
Advantages of Column Reinforcement
Why do quality builders use reinforced columns in commercial construction? The range of benefits includes the following:
- Enhanced stability: Reinforced columns help transfer the heavy loads of a commercial building into the slab, which ultimately transfers it to the soil.
- Expanded capability: Reinforced columns allow for buildings of much larger heights than non-reinforced columns.
- Increased longevity: With reinforcement, concrete columns can last decades longer than columns without any type of reinforcement.
Overall, reinforced columns offer a significantly greater value to owners of commercial buildings in the Carolinas.
Call (877) 770-7050 to speak to a Carolina Foundation Solutions representative about column reinforcement.
Why Choose Carolina Foundation Solutions?
At Carolina Foundation Solutions, we stake our reputation on quality and long-lasting services. Since 2002, we’ve been providing the most customer-centric experience in the industry, and we plan to continue our tradition of excellence in every job we do. Thanks to our extensive knowledge of complicated commercial requirements, property owners in the Carolinas have come to trust us to do the job right every time.