Steel reinforced mesh is mainly used in concrete reinforcement. This composite material allows concrete’s low tensile strength and ductility to be increased by allowing the concrete to flex around the reinforcing mesh without splitting. This type of reinforcement is generally used in sections of concrete that must resist flexing
Steel reinforcing mesh is regularly used in construction to permit a certain amount of flexibility in building elements and to prevent cracking or structural failure in particular areas that might be susceptible to this.
Reinforcement is usually (but not always) provided by rebar. In general, concrete is an exceptionally strong substance under pressure, but has very little ductile strength. Rebar provides the ductility needed for the concrete to survive in applications where it may split or crack.