27 November 2007

strong concrete

we wouldnt mind having a house/bunker/bombshelter built out of this....

Inventors: Smith; William H. (Patterson, LA)
Appl. No.: 09/396,466
Filed: September 15, 1999
In 1994 I was becoming increasingly dissatisfied with many of the obsolete construction methodologies and materials applications considered to be standard, yet still practiced to this day in 2006.

On September 3, 2002 I was awarded a United States Patent entitled: Reinforced Concrete Panel and Method of Manufacture [United States Patent: 6,443,666]. The primary claims recognized and awarded patent protection status related to a new concrete reinforcement technology directed towards the manufacture of high strength concrete panels.

For concrete reinforcement my basic approach is to take chain link mesh (chain link fence material), put it under tension in a mold frame and pour the concrete over it, which encapsulates the wire reinforcement.
lots more pictures and info at the link