The Future Foundation

Technical Information

The GRIP Metal™ concrete rings are an economical method to set concrete which has the benefit of being reinforced by Steel.

Spec Sheet

GRIP Metal™ concrete rings can be used as walls/barriers and foundations.

Benefits

The benefits are using the GRIP Metal™ is to save on the concrete forms.  Since the GRIP Metal™ is both the concrete mold as well as a replacement for rebar it proves to be very economical.  Labour and time is saved from eliminating the removal of the concrete form once the concrete dry as would have to be done in a traditional concrete forming process.  The concrete is now reinforced concrete with the forms that will add to the tensile strength of the rings.  The GRIP Metal™ adheres very well to the concrete with its array of hooks.

Process Explanation

The GRIP Metal™ sheets are formed into rings by hand and then fastened together so they hold the circle shape.  A smaller inside ring is created and placed inside the rings.  Once a few concrete rings are formed they are attached together using varying methods which include using rebar, fasteners in the GRIP Metal™.  Once an array of GRIP Metal™ rings are formed the wet concrete is poured in them where the concrete takes the round form.  It is optional if the center of the rings are filled with concrete or left hollow.  Once the concrete properly sets it is ready to use as is, the GRIP Metal™ remains on the rings to act as reinforcement.

Unique Selling Point

Economical means of creating concrete mold that eliminates the need to remove mold after concrete has hardened as well as strengthening concrete by having the GRIP Metal™ to reinforce the concrete.