Why Choose Galvanized Rebar?

Superior Corrosion Protection

Unlike painting and epoxy which are solely barrier-type coatings, galvanizing provides both barrier and sacrificial protection to the underlying steel.

History of Performance

Zinc coated steel has been used in concrete as far back as 1908 and found regular use as a reinforcing material in the 1930s.

Unparalleled Bond Strength

Galvanized reinforcement in concrete has much better bond (or pull-out) strength than either black or epoxy coated reinforcement.

Exceptional Life Cycle Cost

When the costs and consequences of corrosion damage to a reinforced concrete structure are analyzed, the extra cost of galvanizing is a very small investment in long-term corrosion protection.

No Special Handling

There are no special requirements for the design of galvanized reinforced concrete beyond that which apply to conventional reinforced concrete.

Beauty that Lasts

Galvanized reinforcement ensures a clean appearance of finished concrete by preventing cracking and rust staining, providing lasting beauty for iconic public works like the National Theatre in London and the Sydney Opera House.

Designing a 100-Year Bridge

The New NY Bridge to replace the Tappan Zee is the largest highway bridge project in North America and continues to make remarkable progress on the Hudson River.

A design lifetime requirement of 100 years led engineers to specify galvanized reinforcing bar throughout the project.

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Case Studies

Florida, USA

Galvanized reinforcement was used for the Boca Chica bridge, a vital transportation link from mainland Florida to the Florida Keys.

Iowa, USA

Iowa

New York, USA

The New York State Thruway Authority has recently begun to specify galvanized reinforcement for all of its bridge decks.

Oregon, USA

Oregon

Washington, USA

Washington

Pennsylvania, USA

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has specified galvanized reinforcement for decades with excellent results.

South Carolina, USA

South Carolina

Australia

Galvanized reinforcement is used extensively in Australia in projects ranging from buildings to marina’s to the world’s largest sundial.

Canada

Quebec, Canada

Singapore

Galvanized reinforcement was used in the Deep Tunnel Sewage System used by Singapore for water collection, treatment and disposal.

South Africa

Galvanized reinforcement was used in the approach stairway of a 40-year-old pedestrian bridge (No B776) 50 meters from the sea.

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