When it comes to concrete reinforcements, one of the most common methods is rebar. Rebar can be found on just about any jobsite for structural and strength purposes. If you’re interested in learning more about rebar, here are some of the basics.
- What is Rebar? Rebar is short for reinforcement bar. Rebar is made up of steel to create tension and reinforce concrete and masonry. Rebar supports a structure’s strength by keeping it in a compressed state.
- When Do You Need Rebar? You may be wondering — do all concrete structures need rebar? And the answer is no. Projects such as a driveway that only need to hold up your household vehicles most likely don’t need rebar. However, adding rebar will reduce the number of cracks that may occur in your concrete over the years. Larger projects that are built to carry a heavy load such as heavy machinery, contact traffic, or equipment should have reinforcements.
- Types of Rebar: There are five main types of rebar that are used for reinforcing concrete. Contact us today to determine which option is right for your project.
- Stainless Steel Rebar
- Expandable Metal
- Welded Wire Fabric
- Epoxy-Coated Rebars
- Sheet Metal Reinforcing Bars
- Placement : The placement of rebar can be very critical in order to function properly in your concrete. Rebar should only be placed if the concrete is at least 5-6” in depth. Rebar should be placed just above the center of the concrete slab. In the case of rebar grids, rebar grids should have equal spacing and be placed upright with the bars fastened together with metal wire.
We hope this information has guided you through the basics of rebar. If you have any questions regarding rebar and the services we provide, please contact us today at Childers Concrete Company.