Concrete Canvas (CC) is a flexible, concrete impregnated fabric that hardens when hydrated to form a thin, durable, water proof and fire resistant concrete layer. CC allows concrete construction without the need for plant or mixing equipment. Simply position the Canvas and just add water.
CC consists of a 3-dimensional fibre matrix containing a specially formulated dry concrete mix. A PVC backing on one surface of the material ensures the material is water proof. The material can be hydrated either by spraying or by being fully immersed in water. Once set, the fibres reinforce the concrete, preventing crack propagation and providing a safe plastic failure mode.
CC is available in 3 thicknesses: CC5, CC8 and CC13, which are 5, 8 and 13mm thick respectively. CC is used in a variety of civil infrastructure applications, such as ditch lining, slope protection and capping secondary containment bunds.
Compared to traditional concrete solutions, CC is faster, easier and, more cost effective to install and has the additional benefit of reducing the environmental impact of concreting works by up to 95%.
CC Slope Protection – Highway A24, Portugal
CC Design Case Study – Nadia Zabihi – Sweden
CC Channel Lining – Recife, Brazil (VIVIX)
CC Slope Protection – Colón, Mexico
CC Channel Lining – Sherston, Wiltshire, UK (Phase 2)
CC Design Case Study – Frances Richardson – UK
CC Culvert Lining – Waterval Boven, South Africa