Different types of rebar

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Different types of rebar

Rebar is the short form of reinforcing bar. It is also known as reinforcing steel or reinforcement steel. Rebar significantly increases the tensile strength of the structure. Rebar’s surface is often deformed to promote a better bond with the concrete. There are different types of rebar. They are European rebar, Carbon steel rebar, Epoxy-Coated Rebar, Galvanized Rebar, Glass-Fiber-Reinforced-Polymer (GFRP) and Stainless Steel Rebar.

Types of Rebar

European Rebar

European rebar is the least resistant type of rebar which bends easily. So, it is easy to work with, it is generally not recommended for use in areas that experience earthquakes nor for projects that require substantial structural integrity from its rebar.

Carbon Steel Rebar

The most common rebar, “black” bar is used on every type and scale of project with few exceptions. The biggest weakness of black rebar is that it easily damages or deteriorate. It expands cracking and breaking the concrete around it.However, this black rebar is available easily.

Epoxy-Coated Rebar

Epoxy-coated rebar is black rebar with an epoxy coat. The epoxy coating is incredibly delicate. The epoxy coating is applied is applied in a factory to the steel prior to shipping to ensure corrosion resistance.

Galvanized Rebar

The coating of galvanized rebar is more difficult to damage as it is forty times more resistant to corrosion than black rebar. So, it has more value than epoxy-coated rebar. It is also more expensive than epoxy-coated rebar.

Glass-Fiber-Reinforced-Polymer (GFRP)

GFRP is a composite much like carbon fiber. As a result, field bends are not permitted when using GFRP. However, it will not corrode, period. In that respect, GFRP is an unparalleled concrete reinforcement bar. While it costs ten times as much as epoxy coated rebar per pound, it is extremely light, so the cost is only about double when considering talking linear feet.

Stainless Steel Rebar

The most expensive reinforcing bar is the stainless steel rebar. It is about eight times the price of epoxy-coated rebar. It is also the best rebar available for most projects. It is known as the powerful one which is more resistant to damage than any of the other corrosive-resistant or corrosive-proof types or rebar and it can be bent in the field.

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