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Rebar (short for reinforcing bar), also known as reinforcing steel, reinforcement steel, is a steel bar or mesh of steel wires used as a tension device in reinforced concrete and reinforced masonry structures to strengthen and hold the concrete in tension. Rebar's surface is often patterned to form a better bond with the concrete.
The above description from the Wikippedia does not include Basalt, but nowadays, Basalt is available, as well.
Below are a few highlights utilizing Basalt instead of e.g. the commonly used Steel:
- Higher specific strength
- Approx. 10% of Basalt Rebar needed to achieve the same results as with Steel Rebars
- Resistant to corrosion or deterioration caused by natural elements
- Alkaline and acide resistant
- Same thermal expansion as concrete, reducing the formation of cracks