When it comes to construction, not only does the skill of the professionals and strength of the labor matter, but also the quality of the materials used. A structure, built by an expert and specialized workforce, can guarantee creativity, an awe worthy outward appearance, and maybe even great functionality, all in an exceptional amount of time, but it’s longevity and resilience all depends on the quality of the materials. One aspect of ensuring quality, is choosing the right materials that fit the requirements of both the structure, and the involved professionals. Continue reading the blog to learn about the variety of rebars, and their features, along with some other information that will help you in making an informed decision
Types of rebars and their pros and cons:
Rebars -also known as reinforcing steel and reinforcement steel- is used as rods in concrete, so it can absorb the tensile stretching forces and keep it from breaking under stress. This strengthens the concrete, and makes the structure sturdier.
These rebars are made of manganese, making the material easy to bend. So even though the price of this type of rebar is low, because of its ductile nature, they are unsuitable for locations that experience extreme weather conditions, like hurricanes, earthquakes or tornadoes.
Also known as carbon steel rebar, is the most commonly used rebar. The tensile strength ratio of this rebar, along with the value, makes it the top choice of most constructor. However the rebar is prone to corroding, putting the strength of the concrete and structure to be at risk.
Epoxy-coated rebar is black rebar with an epoxy coat. It has the same tensile strength as the carbon steel rebar, but is 70 to 1,700 times more resistant to corrosion. However, the coating on the black bar is incredibly delicate. The greater the damage to the coating, the less resistant to corrosion it will be, making the material strong but fragile.
This rebar is forty times more resistant to corrosion than the black rebar, but unlike epoxy-coated rebar, the coating on it is more difficult to damage. Making it a better choice. However this rebar is 40% more expensive because of its desirable and distinct feature.
Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Rebar:
GFRP, this rebar, though is costly compared to other rebars, is very resistant to corrosion and since it is made up of carbon fiber, is unlikely to bend.
Stainless Steel Rebar:
Stainless steel rebar, as the name says, is very resistant to corrosion, compared to black rebar, 1,500 times more. Because of this, it is better than any other corrosive-proof types of rebar, and since it can be bent in the field, it is the best rebar available for most projects. However, this rebar is the most expensive reinforcing rebar available, so unless the structure requires this type of rebar, and the budget allows it, it is not a wise choice.
There are many different sizes of rebar available depending on what you need it for, and the size/space requirements. We, at Fort Bend Steel Supply, have specialized machines at our Houston site, where all aspects of quality and production are maintained in-house, providing our customer with steel of the highest standard. No matter the type of rebar you want, or how much, with us you can be rest assured to get only the finest quality steel for your construction, in a short period of time. So those, who have a limited time frame for their project, but are unwilling to compromise on quality, look no further and contact us at (281) 499-5800. Make use of our delivery service as well, to save yourself the hassle of arranging transportation for the materials. All that with unmatched affordability.