Basalt Rebar – the alternative to steel and fiberglass
Basalt rebar reinforcement is an alternative to steel and fiberglass for reinforcing concrete. Made from volcanic rock, basalt rebar is tougher and stronger than steel with a higher tensile strength.
Basalt rebar is much lighter than steel rebar making it easier to work with and so much cheaper to ship!
Basalt rebar is naturally resistant to alkali, rust and acids. Moisture penetration from concrete does not spall. Needs no special coating like fiberglass rods.
Basalt rebar has the same thermal coefficient expansion as concrete!
Allowing thinner, lighter panels and decks, basalt rebar reduces the thickness and spacing between the rods and the concrete and surface. Much more flexible design! Smaller rods allow for more critical spacing and designs.
Basalt rebar is easily cut to length with regular tools.
Basalt rebar does not conduct electricity or induce fields when exposed to RF energy, great for MRI or data buildings.
Basalt rebar reinforcement is perfect for Marine environments and Chemical plants where corrosion is a continuous concern.