Rebar or Wire Mesh for Your Structural Reinforcement?
Every concrete project requires rebar or wire mesh to reinforce the concrete structure.
What is Rebar?
Rebar (short for reinforcing bar) is a steel bar used as a tension device to strengthen and hold the concrete in compression. Concrete is a material that is very strong in compression, but virtually without strength in tension.
To compensate for this imbalance in a concrete slab’s behaviour, reinforcement bar is cast into it to carry the tensile loads. Rebar is manufactured with heavy ridges to assist in binding the reinforcement to the concrete.
What is Wire Mesh?
Wire mesh is a square grid of uniformly placed wire, welded at all intersections and meeting the requirements of ASTM A1064. The sizes are specified by combining the spacing, in inches or mm and the wire cross section area in hundredths of square inches or mm2. Welded wire mesh is manufactured in sheets and rolls for the construction industry. Rebar & Wire Mesh Uses - slab-on-grade reinforcement, floor & wall systems, shear & retaining walls.