Glacier Wash, Brandon Manitoba interior car wash slab, exterior approach pad, parking area
Interior: 10,000 square feet; exterior: 10,000 square feet
2 lbs / CY
“The PVA fibers were used to produce a durable mix that would hold up under heavy load, exposure to chemicals and moisture, and the extreme freeze/thaw cycles typical of Canadian weather patterns. Specifically, we needed a reinforcing fiber that would create a tough surface and prevent delamination – one that would minimize shrinkage cracking, permeability, and spalling of the slab.
The fibers really performed very well. The workability, placement, and finishability of the PVA- reinforced mix was very good. The fibers played an important role in preventing the aggregates and fines from settling out. The fines, which can rise to the surface and weaken it resulting in shrinkage cracking, were tied up in the matrix. Even with vibration, the mix stayed together with no segregation of the aggregates.
We are very excited about the high performance of Nycon’s PVA reinforcing fibers in Canada’s unforgiving winter climate.”