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Need rebar? Note these 4 issues

28-04-2017 | J. van Wijngaarden

Rebar is a versatile material. It is suitable as a foundation for building; it strengthens the foundation. But what do you have to pay attention to when purchasing reinforcing bars? Read it below.

1. Rebar suitable for the job?

It is certainly advisable to find out whether rebar is the material that suits the job you are going to do. There will be no doubt about this for certain operations and applications. Think of foundations for reinforcing the concrete. But for other projects, the choice for reinforcing steel may be less obvious. It is good to then discuss the possibilities and impossibilities with the supplier .

2. 'To measure is to know'

Rebar is available in many standard sizes and shapes. Sometimes the right size or shape is not included and you are dependent on customization. In both cases it is very important that the sizes are measured exactly so that you can order it correctly. Good measurement means no delay in the building process due to incorrect material. Also keep in mind that rebar must sometimes be delivered to hard-to-reach areas. Is this the case? Then adjust the order so that it can be delivered. So it may be that you have to order the rebar in separate parts and tie them together on the spot.

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3. Good tools are half the work

Processing rebar is not an everyday task. If you do not use the right tools and materials , it is a lot harder to do it right. So look at what is needed for building. You better invest some money in good tools. This means that the job is done faster and better. Consider also the safe processing of reinforcing steel. It is rough and sharp so gloves are indispensable! After all, you do not want to get injured.

4. Make a schedule

It may seem obvious, but a good project needs a good planning. To ensure that everything runs smoothly, it is necessary to delve into, for example, delivery times for materials that are needed. You can then take this into account when ordering rebar. Standard sizes are easier and faster available than customized rebar.

A project runs absolutely smoothly if you take into account the above issues. Do you have questions about the possibilities of reinforcing steel or other points of interest? Please contact us. We are happy to help you!

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