Ahmedabad, India (PressExposure) December 04, 2012 -- Stainless steel rebar is widely used to reinforce buildings, bridges, tunnels, retaining wall, highways, and other construction projects. It offers superior protection in corrosive environment where carbon steel rebars usually fail.
The concrete have a strong compression and very weak tension properties, and to compensate this imbalance, a rebar has to be casted into the concrete, which offers reinforcement to the structure. Despite being strong and durable, natural elements like chloride and oxygen can easily penetrate through concrete layer, and corrodes the carbon steel rebar. The corrosion weakens the steel, but more importantly, the powdery rust formed from corrosion can put tremendous pressure on the concrete, which can lead to cracks and spalling in the structure. This creates hazardous situation and requires intensive repairs or replacement of the structure.
To overcome such situation that leads to costly repairs or replacement, the only feasible option is to change the material of the rebar with something less corrosive alloy, such as stainless steel. The stainless steel is corrosion resistant, strong, and cost-effective alloy. The use of stainless steel rebars in concrete structure will perform the identical function as of carbon steel rebars, but it will provide better protection against corrosion. It has long life and can last up to 125 years, which will help reduce life cycle costs. Besides, it also avoids various other manufacturing costs such as application corrosion inhibitors, acrylic membrane, or concrete sealers.
Companies like Raajratna can help manufacture and supply such stainless steel rebars. Accredited with ISO 9001 2008 and Cares UK EN BS ISO 9001 2008, they are one of the largest manufacturers of stainless steel rebars, stainless steel wires, stainless steel spring wires and other stainless steel profiles. Established in 1990, they are using 100% green power and state-of-the-art technology, which helps them cater the demand of various stainless steel requirements of their clients. For cost-effective and high quality stainless steel rebar, they are the most reliable source.
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