On any job site, your workers are going to find rebar. The rebar used in concrete helps reinforces the structures that were there. Even when it comes to new construction, rebar still serves a purpose. Here are three vital questions about it.
What are the Grades?
The different grades of rebar reflect the varying amounts of tensile strength that they have. Grade 33 is the lowest end of the spectrum, while Grade 40 is even stronger and Grade 60 is close the other end of the spectrum. In other words, it is one of the most durable types. The higher the grade number, the strong the bar is.
How to Differentiate Them?
Steel rebar used for concrete working comes in many different grades. That should be expected because every job is different and has different demands on your workers’ time and energy. Start by inspecting each bar. Look for any stamped combinations of letters and numbers. You should see three characters there. These characters indicate who manufactured it, what grade it is, and that it is made out of steel. This is how it is when you see B65.
Other numbers and letters mean different things. Higher or lower numbers indicate bar sizes, and paint colors on the ends tell you what you can and can’t do. Seeing the same color at both ends means that you cannot weld the bar. On the other hand, red with one different color means welding is possible. The different colors you might see include white, yellow, and green.
What Difference Does It Make?
You might be wondering why it even matters to continue using rebar for your next set of projects. The stronger bars can hold up more weight and help make the buildings more stable. Holding up a patio will take lower tensile strength than reinforcing a roof. It all comes down to how the rebar will be used and what type of structure to concrete is supposed to be used for as well. Getting the right bars will make a difference, so don’t overlook how important it is.
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