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## What is BRC A142?

This is a welded steel mesh made of longitudinal (line wire) and transverse (cross wire) bars welded together for use in reinforcement of foundations during construction. Mesh size refers to the size of hole measured as the center to center distance of line and cross wires in millimeters. BRC OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN: A142.

## What is A142 mesh used for?

A142 mesh is often used in light duty domestic concreting in floor slabs and foundations with a thickness or depth of 100mm. The most common uses for A142 mesh is pathways, driveways and garage bases (depending on the vehicle size and traffic levels).

What is the size of BRC mesh?

Standard/Merchant Fabric

BS4483 Fabric Mesh Size Normal Diameter of Wire
BRC Ref: Main Main
mm mm
Square Mesh
A393 200 10

### How long is BRC A142?

* Made of Steel * Kenya Standard KS574:2008 * Size 48MX1.

### How much mesh do I need?

Firstly, you need to calculate the area of your concrete slab. To do this simply multiply the length of the slab by the width. Now that you have your area calculation, you need to divide the area by 12.5. This will give you the number of steel mesh sheets required to reinforce your concrete slab.

Do you need mesh in concrete?

When it comes to concrete, you can’t avoid cracks entirely, but wire mesh reinforcement will help hold the material together when they do occur. Also, it will help evenly distribute the weight of cars on your driveway. The added strength of steel is especially crucial if your subgrade isn’t up to par.

## Where can I use BRC mesh?

Also in moderate size housing projects, BRC MESH is the major reinforcement used….It is now widely used in all different types of construction and in most structural members such as:

1. Retaining Walls.
2. Precast Elements.
3. Mat Foundations.
4. Silos, Pipes.
5. Suspended Slab.
6. Canal Lining and Culverts.

How is BRC lapping calculated?

Lapping is usually done where minimum bending stress is encountered. In general, lap length is 50d which means 50 times the bar diameter, if both bars are of same diameter….Lap length for M20 concrete:

1. Columns – 45d.
2. Beams – 60d.
3. Slabs – 60d.