For a concrete slab to be truly durable, wire mesh must be included in the mix. This mesh reinforces the entire structure, making it resistant to cracking and other forms of damage. Without the mesh, the integrity of the slab would be greatly undermined.
Various measurements of wire mesh are available, with the most widely used being 4” by 8’ for use in concrete slabs. Its strength must also be taken into account – 6 gauge is the go-to standard, providing robust strengthening for most concrete surfaces.
After the concrete is poured into the mold and smoothed, the adjustable wire mesh is placed atop the concrete so that it may settle without requiring any extra anchoring or additional reinforcement as it hardens. Effortless in its installation, the wire mesh can rest peacefully atop the fresh slab while it cures.
In order to strengthen concrete slabs and shield them from fracturing, wire mesh is an essential part of the construction process. Without it, the slabs would be vulnerable and far more apt to split or break.