Location: Arvada, CO
Project: Meurer Research Inc.
A lication type: Concrete parking lot
Fiber type: Novomesh 950
Concrete contractor: Mountain States Paving
Concrete producer: Metro Mix
Total area: 30,000 square feet
Date Completed: September 2008
When asphalt material costs reached record highs recently, Metro Mix, saw numerous opportunities to convert an asphalt parking lot to concrete. We recommend Novomesh 950 as an alternate to #3 and #4 rebar. Novomesh 950 is an engineered blend of micro-synthetic and macro-synthetic fibers used for temperature and shrinkage reinforcement. The all synthetic blend is perfect for concrete pavements as there is no concern with corrosion. In the last few months, she has organized numerous seminars to educate her customers about the use of high performance fibers from Propex. This recent project originally called for #4 rebar. After obtaining a design analysis from Propex Concrete Systems, 7.5 pounds of Novomesh 950 was recommended. Matt Thompson with Mountain States Paving, estimated that he saved at least $6,000.00 and 3 days by not using rebar and plans to use Novomesh 950 again.