Steel Reinforcing Bar (Rebar)
Carbon steel is the most common form of steel rebar (short for reinforcing bar or reinforcing steel). Rebar is commonly used as a tensioning device in reinforced concrete and reinforced masonry structures holding the concrete in compression. However, as it is easily formed Rebar has also become popular in the area of metal crafts. Alro stocks individual bars, however rebar can also be found in mesh.
More About Rebar
Rebar was initially design to be sued in concrete applications. Although concrete has excellent compressive strength, tensile strength can be an issue. The addition of rebar being laid into concrete while it is being formed is to provide concrete with improved tensile strength. The rope-like surface of rebar is designed to provide a better bond with the concrete.
Alro stock rebar in Grades 40 and 60. In addition we carry Concrete Reinforcing Mesh so you can get everything you need in one place.
Rebar is typically used within concrete to provide improved tensile strength
Easily bent and formed
Metal Crafts and decorative arts