Retaining Walls and Fiberglass Rebar Advantages

Retaining walls are used in various applications to hold back a large amount of soil or sand that would not typically stand at that specific angle, typically a very steep slope or hill. This helps to avoid erosion They are used on roadways, coastal lines, and landscaping. When it comes to coastal lines where soil or eath is on the backside and water on the front side it is called a seawall.

They are one of the most exposed concrete structures as they are prone to salt and water damage. Retaining walls are used on roadways where they can be splashed by water and dirt or along coastal walkways and barriers where the saltwater can eat away at the structure. The weight of the saturated soils behind the walls can also push against and that can cause it to break apart in some cases or have poor drainage solutions.

retaining walls and fiberglass rebar

Fiberglass rebar holds a large advantage over steel rebar when it comes to structures such as retaining walls. Structures can corrode over time which is a chemical reaction between any material and its environment and can cause deterioration of materials. Corrosion-resistant options will save money and time long term especially in structures such as retaining walls that pose a costly risk to tear down after rebar has corroded. Fiberglass rebar is a corrosion-resistant product and will not rust even in harsh environments such as salt, chemicals, chloride, or the alkaline present in concrete.

Fiberglass rebar also has a stronger tensile strength than other forms of rebar. It has double the tensile strength and is only a quarter of the weight of steel rebar.

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Fiberglass Licensing Opportunities

Fiberglass and Composite Rebar Licensing

The fiberglass rebar market continues to grow in 2020 and beyond. Major drivers of growth for this market are an increase in new transportation construction and growth in commercial and residential construction. This also includes marine structures and waterfronts.

A large opportunity exists in the North American Market with over a quarter of bridges needing to be rebuilt or restructured. In fact, the amount of deficient bridges is almost 55,000 in the United States alone, according to the Federal Highway Administration. As urban cities continue to grow, parking garages another application that uses fiberglass rebar are needed to be built for residents and shopping centers. The Globe and Mail speaks on the future of parking lots.

There are options when it comes to rebar to use in applications. Steel, epoxy coated, and fiberglass is among the main contenders. TUF-BAR™ fiberglass rebar products are ideal for a variety of concrete applications, especially because of the no susceptibility to corrosion and harsh environmental conditions. It also has double the amount of tensile strength and is a quarter of the eight of steel.

When it comes to distributing fiberglass there is a reduction in costs by cutting down on the use of labor, decreased installation charges, reduced need for maintenance, and the product itself has a longer lifespan than many medals.

A licensing opportunity exists to produce fiberglass rebar through the TUF-BAR™ licensing program. This is a Turn-key operation that includes state-of-the-art equipment, ISO ready procedures, training, and patented technology to produce fiberglass rebar. An extensive amount of design codes apply to GFRP rebar as it differs from steel rebar. Licensing a fiberglass rebar business for distribution covers all design codes from the United States to Canada and International guidelines.

TUF-BAR™ uses a lean manufacturing process with a highly automated system to create optimal efficiency. To learn more about this opportunity, licensing and our fiberglass rebar producing machines contact us today.

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Introducing The TUF-BAR™ Solution for fiberglass rebar

Why Use TUF-BAR™

Fiberglass rebar is the ultimate corrosion resistance solution with zero rust and zero maintenance. Therefore less concrete cover is then needed for all concrete applications.

TUF-BAR™ Fiberglass rebar has 2x tensile strength and is 1/4 the weight of steel. It is also non-conductive and non-magnetic making is the perfect rebar for steel free applications.

How is TUF-BAR™ Manufacted?

Using only the highest quality corrosion resistant vinyl ester resin and fiberglass materials, TUF-BAR™ has developed propriety applications for unique market applications. This process is tested approved and ready for your country. We combine efficiency with our simple and proven process. Our Fiberglass rebar is also capable of being bent into various shapes and sizes for all of your needs.

TUF-BAR™ Sustainability

Over 20 years of worldwide applications

200 Bridges throughout North America

Hundreds in diverse applications

Huge savings

Zero maintenance

Zero corrosion

How Much Will You Save?

Over a period of time, the cost of steel applications can sum up to hundreds of thousands to even millions of dollars in maintenance. TUF-BAR™ is an eco-friendly solution that eliminates maintenance costs that steel rebar would normally. Rust will still be produced over time even with other solutions such as epoxy-coated steel, stainless steel, and galvanized steel. Fiberglass rebar is a long term investment.

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TUF-BAR Attending World of Concrete in Las Vegas NV

TUF-BAR will be attending the World of Concrete 2020. The event is located in Las Vegas, NV and is the commercial construction industry’s first, largest, and most important annual international event for concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. TUF-BAR looks forward to collaborating and meeting with other industry professionals and vendors.

TUF-BAR, which is a company that manufactures fiberglass rebar and machines to produce fiberglass rebar will have a booth at the show. For more information on fiberglass rebar and licensing opportunities visit us at the North Hall booth # N3106 or contact us anytime.

World of Concrete Attendees

More than 60,000 industry professionals from all around the world, representing all segments of the construction industry: Commercial Contractors, Concrete Contractors, Concrete Pumpers, Construction Managers, Dealers/Distributors, Decorative Concrete Contractors, Designers and Specifiers, General Contractors, Block/Segmental Unit Producers Masonry Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Block Producers, Ready Mix Producers, Rental Equipment Centers, Repair Contractors, Residential Contractors, Specialty Concrete Contractors, Precast, Pipe and Block Producers, Precast/Prestressed Producers, and more. There will be over 1500 vendors at the show.

Show Details

The World of concrete is located at the Las Vegas Convention Centre

3150 Paradise Road

Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone: 702-892-0711

Toll-Free: 877-847-4858

Show Hours:

Tuesday – Thursday, February 4-6 – 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, February 7 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

TUF-BAR will be located in the North Hall at booth #N3106

Fiberglass Rebar Vs. Steel Rebar Cost

When comparing the costs of fiberglass rebar vs. steel rebar it can be easily stated the difference in the initial cost. However, there are many reasons why fiberglass rebar ends up becoming a more affordable competitor to steel rebar options.

Steel rebar has susceptibility to corrosion or oxidation when exposed to salts, aggressive chemicals, and moisture. As it corrodes, steel rebar swells and increases the tensile load on the concrete, which begins to crack and spall, creating openings that lead to further and faster deterioration of the steel and concrete. This causes costly repair and maintenance and, if allowed to progress far enough, it can compromise the structure’s integrity Fiberglass rebar is effective in saving costs by removing the need for future repairs.

Fiberglass rebar can also lower costs by cutting down on the use of labor, decrease installation charges, reduce the need for maintenance, and has a longer lifespan than many medals. It also has a high threshold of bearing impacts so damage is minimized while loading or unloading material. Fiberglass rebar also has no susceptibility to corrosion, 2x the tensile strength, 1/4 the weight of steel and 45 GPa and 60 Gpa Modulus of elasticity. It will also helo to maintain cosmetically attractive structures over time resulting in higher property resale values.

Typically when it comes to black steel structures, it will need rehabilitation in as little as 5 to 10 years and frequently need major rehabilitation within 20 years. TUF-BAR is a proud manufacturer of Fiberglass rebar and accessories. With headquarters and production facilities in Canada, we also operate out of the United States as well. We take pride in being a pioneer in the fiberglass industry.

Fiberglass Rebar Environmentally Friendly Factors

Not only does fiberglass rebar provide long-lasting solutions it is an environmentally friendly product for building sustainable concrete structures. The Environmental Protection Agency defines sustainable manufacturing as “the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impact while conserving energy and natural resources.”

TUF-BAR Fiberglass Rebar is an environment-friendly product that aids in the achievement of several LEED® credits in both Canada and the United States. It is the most effective solution for building sustainable concrete structures. As global changes cause more severe weather, having a sustainable concrete solution that is corrosion resistant and requires less rehabilitation of the structure is imperative.

TUF-BAR is proud to be part of the Canada Green Building Network

The Canadian Green Building Network is a national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada. The CaGBC advocates for green building policies with all levels of government and the private sector across Canada. TUF-BAR adheres to these policies in both their manufacturing and their building processes of fiberglass rebar and all composite products.

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Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) reinforcement bar is the solution to corrosion of reinforced concrete structure. Fiberglass Rebar is an excellent replacement for conventional types of steel rebar. Almost all types of steel rebar will eventually corrode and therefore require a type of coating such as zinc. Fiberglass rebar eliminates the possibility of corrosion in the structure and resists a broad range of pollutants experienced in urban environments.

TUF-BAR is seen as both a sustainable and environmental leader in the fiberglass industry in North America. There are many case studies that show the successful applications of our GFRP products. You can purchase fiberglass rebar in a variety of shapes and grades: bent bars, straight bars, columns, piling cages, spiral, rectangular, etc. Custom bars can be manufactured to meet your unique requirements. Contact us today for more information.