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What is Rebar?

What is Rebar?

Steel reinforcing bars, commonly known as rebar, are commonly used to reinforce concrete.

Rebar is used to reinforce:

- Home foundations

- Concrete driveways

- Patios

- Structural walls

- Footings, and many other projects.

Why is rebar used?

These bars are able to provide additional support by absorbing and distributing some of the stress that the surface experiences from outside forces (such as wind or vibration).

Reinforced concrete structures can carry heavier loads and better withstand stress from the environment. For example, if you live in an area that experiences earthquakes or tornadoes, reinforced concrete is a necessity.

Types of Rebar

Rebar comes in many different sizes, lengths, and grades. These bars can also come with special coatings and finishes. For example, epoxy-coated rebar are ideal for corrosive conditions. Anti-rust rebar are ideal for applications where the concrete may become wet. The bars often have a textured finished with ridges to form a strong bond with the concrete.

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