Welded wire fabric has many uses in reinforced concrete construction. In building construction, light welded wire fabric in rolls is commonly used for slabs on ground and for temperature reinforcement in the top slabs of joist and waffleslab floors. Heavier fabric in flat sheets is sometimes used in walls and for main reinforcement in structural floor slabs.Other principal areas of use are highway and airport pavements, box culverts and small canal linings.
- Plain welded wire fabric conforms to ASTM specification "Standard Specification for Steel Welded Wire Fabric, Plain, for Concrete Reinforcement" (ASTM A185). Light fabric can be furnished either in rolls or flat sheets.
- Welded Wire combats shrinkage while concrete is curing and later prevents cracks or spreading resulting from foundation settling, weather extremes and load stress.
- Wires are cut flush top and bottom for easier handling and storage