Welded wire mesh consists of a grid pattern featuring a series of parallel longitudinal wires that are welded together at the point where the wires intersect. The strength and thickness of the weld are determined by factors such as weld pressure, time and temperature. Welded wire mesh can also be bent or cut to form a variety of shapes without causing the wires to come apart.
Welded Wire Mesh Benefits
Welded wire mesh’s mat-like design and construction enables it to remain firmly in place even when holding heavy materials such as concrete. It works well in bending applications, as the mat is bent as a single unit instead of a series of pieces. This also minimizes the risk of misplacement. Welded wire mesh offers a cost-effective alternative, as it requires less reinforcement than when using steel bars.
Welded wire cloth is also easier to work with than many other types of metal materials. Welded wire fabric is quick and simple to install and is not easily displaced by workers laying concrete. The ease of use can reduce completion time and help projects remain on budget. Faster construction time also minimizes the exposure of building components to the elements, resulting in higher-quality work.
You’ll be able to complete more work with less field labor, which frees up manpower, material, equipment, and resources for other areas of your project.