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RUSTFREE HOT DIP GALVANIZED REBAR EXCELS OVER EPOXY REBAR

Rust-Free Concrete Rebar
& Wire Mesh

 Galvanized rebar lasts as long as the deck
Galvanizing is not damaged by rough handling

Shipped Worldwide

Land Sea Container

Hot Dipped Galvanized Rebar

Galvanized Rebar

Container shipments:
Rebar lengths up to 5.6 meters long.
Full container is 18 tons (36,000lbs)

Semi truck loads:
Rebar lengths  20 feet long
Full semi load is 22 tons (44,000lbs)

Contact us for pricing:
Telephone: 630.369.8915

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Land Sea container Shipload with containers
  Semi truck loaded with steel

Documented Field Results Of Epoxy Rebar
Versus
Documented Results And Characteristics Of Hot-Dip Galvanized Rebar

Working Conditions-
(Not Laboratory)
HOT-DIP GALVANIZED EPOXY COATED
Expected life Good to Excellent-meets design life. Good-field results are mixed
Bond strength to concrete Excellent-meets or exceeds black rebar by 20% Poor 30-35% less than black rebar
Bond strength to concrete after 20 years Excellent Poor-many state and world studies indicate both concrete to epoxy, and epoxy to steel seperation
UV resistance Excellent-storage outside for years 90 days
Resistance to normal field chloride levels Good to Excellent-years of service even with cut ends Lab tests are good. However, many field studies has been untaken to find a method to eliminate handling, jobsite, and concrete pouring damaged. A method has not been found to prevent chloride from attacking through the damage epxoy.
Can be dragged on ground Yes No
Has barrier protection Yes Yes
Metal molecule bond of coating Yes-adherence strength is several thousands pounds/sq inch No-adherence strength is generally several hundred pounds/sq
Has catholic protection (self sacrificing to prevent rust) Yes-zinc will sacrifice to protect steel rebar from corrosion No - chloride and water ions below coating encourage rapid expansion of corrosion 
Simple to bend and still have catholic and/or barrier protection Yes No-Epoxy does not, can not provide catholic protection - impossible
Fabrication after coating application Yes Yes-must repair epoxy coat
Cost-initial cost at installation Comparable Comparable
Cost-full life cycle cost assessment -today's standard Least cost choice Most Costly
Lead time 1-2 days 2-3 weeks
Quantity of steel required Equal to black rebar. Over lap, and drops increase required steel by 5-10 % over black rebar and is an additional epoxy rebar hidden cost
Debonding epoxy from steel No-bond is equal to or 20% greater than black steel rebar Yes - Epoxy is a mechanical paint bond with measured strength of only several hundred Pounds/sq in. It is easy for chloride and water ions to pentrate under epoxy skin through holidays, patches causing corrosion and expansion
Debonding concrete to surface of rebar  No-bond is equal to or 20 % greater than black rebar steel worldwide Yes-Epoxy field and lab bond strength tests are 20-35 % less as reported by worldwide studies
Construction damage "pokers" and "vibrators" No Yes-World wide studies indicate even if the jobsite is near perfect, poker and vibrator damage with occur. vibration and compaction will run 0.5% to 3.0 +% damage. 
Delaminating during fabrication No-Four (4) Zinc layers protect the rebar. Even if the outer Zinc Eta layer is damaged, three zinc alloy layers harder than the steel provide protection Probable-any microscopic crack will allow chloride and water ions to atttack the steel rebar.
Must be touched up Optional - good results are reported for rebar sizes of number 8 and less. World wide studies indicate very strong results if repaired per ACI standards. Yes - extensive specs are written in an attempt to repair ends and construction damage with questionable success
Handling is a major problem in yard & job site No Yes
Inspection for pinholes in coating No - rebar is imersed in Zinc bath with 100 % coverage. Inspection is simple. Yes - constant and costly inspection for vacations, holidays and construction damage with pinholes difficult to locate

Five Major Areas where Hot-Dip Galvanized Rebar Works:


The Achilles Heel of Barrier coatings
Paints, Powered Coatings, Epoxy
For Concrete Rebar
 
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WHO SAYS GALVANIZING WORKS? Nearly every Federal, State, County, Township, City, and Country in the world.These customers have purchased in the past and continue to purchase thousands of miles of hot-dipped galvanized guardrail, light poles, and overhead sign structures every year. In addition, hot dipped galvanized bridges with 100 year life spans are built every year..

The remainder of the Website is dedicated to factual data and test
reports of reinforcement steel rebar and links to other sites.

REVIEW OF THE REBAR LITERATURE

1970 THROUGH 1994




Who says galvanizing rebar works?
The following world studies

20562 Coming soon - UPDATE 1980 THRU 1994 GAVANIZE RESULTS Review of 842 studies from around the world. Pubilished 1995 
20673 Coming soon 1970 to 1992 recap of current literature.
  The use of galvanized reinforcement in building and construction () 
  Galvanized Reinforcing Bar ()
  Comparative Studies of Galvanized and Epoxy coated Steel reinforcment in concrete (Feb 1991) Yeomans
  Galvanized Rebar, the lasting method of corrosion protection (Apr 1991) University of Sheffield, UK
  Modern Methods of Production of Steel Reinforcement Bars and some effects on galvanizing properties. () Plowman 
  The Galvanizing Process and coating properties (Nov 1991) Smith 
  Galvanized Reinforcement - The BERMUDA Experience () Allan Galvanizing field experience since 1930's and complete reliance
  Resistance to Chlorides of Galvanized rebars (1992) Swamy 
  Galvanized Reinforcement () Porter
  Corrosion of metals in concrete Yeomans 
  Further studies of the comparative properties and behavior of Galvanized and epoxy coated steel reinforcement. (Jul 1990) Novak
  A comparison betwen hot-dipped galvanized and fusion bonded epoxy coatings for steel reinforcment in concrete. (Aug 1989) Yeomans
     This section is under development will be on line soon


ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS.
ENGINEERING STUDIES BY STATE and LOCAL DOT's

20662 New York Thruway Authority exclusive endorsement of hot dip galvanized steel reinforcement rebar
20673 Stearns Bay Bridge, Michigan - Oldest Galvanized bridge in USA
20674 Bermuda Ministry of Works and Engineering says exclusive endorsement of hot dip galvanized rebar since 1950
20677 Pennsylvania DOT study
20678 Florida DOT says - Epoxy deteriates faster than bare steel
20679 American Concrete Institute study - says significantly reduces bond strength and pull out with epoxy rebar
22052 60-90 Years to First Maintenance after independent study of six OHIO galvanized bridges
22029 Galvanizing eliminates painting --- galvanizing costs less than $ 6 per square foot. Stark County, OH

Additional engineering information and economic data

21011 Epoxy Coating Failures
22011 What is HOT-DIPPED GALVANIZING?
22014 Are other types of GALVANIZING BETTER? NO!!
22021 GALVANIZING BENEFITS Versus STEEL
22024 FULL LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT for bridges
22028 RUST COSTS AMERICA $300 BILLION A YEAR
22032 TEN BENEFITS OF HOT-DIPPED GALVANIZING
22036 600,000 BRIDGES AND 30 % NEED ATTENTION
22039 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
22044 FALLACIES AND FACTS ABOUT GALVANIZING
2059 BID,QUOTE, LANGUAGE FOR BRIDGE GALVANIZING

ADDITIONAL FLEET MANAGER INFORMATION 

2062 When to PAINT?
2063 How to REPAIR damaged GALVANIZED surfaces.
2064 THINKING outside the fifty-year BOX of hand-down specs.
2067 Engineering stuff thickness, standards, why it works?
2069 TELEPHONE AREA DE-CODE 
BUSINESS MANAGER'S ORGANIZATIONAL TOOL

Link to other Galvanized websites

3003

HIGWAY BRIDGES, MODULAR BRIDGES,I-BEAM, TRUSS. Install modular bridge in one day; drive across by sundown

3005

CONVEYORS 24" TO 72" (for salt) Truss

3007

DUMP TRUCKS BODIES & STAKE BEDS

3009

AMERICAN GALVANIZING ASSOCIATION


MORE INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS ABOUT HOT-DIPPED GALVANIZING:

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  2. Email: Law9@comcast.net
  3. By fax to (630) 369-0947 request additional information.
  4. Speak with someone immediately call (630) 369-8915.
  5. From a business associate who owns one.

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