Applications for Epoxy-Coated Steel Reinforcing Bars

Epoxy-Coated Steel Reinforcing Bars  (rebar) may be used in any concrete subjected to corrosive conditions. These may include exposure to deicing salts or marine waters.

Bridges

In 2013, there were over 80,000 bridges in the National Bridge Inventory that contained epoxy coated steel rebar. For over 40 years, Epoxy coated steel rebar has demonstrated that it can cost-effectively improve the life-cycle costs of concrete bridge decks.

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Marine Structures

Corrosion of concrete reinforcement has always been a problem in marine structures. Epoxy-Coated Steel Reinforcing Bars (rebar) has demonstrated over the past 40 years that it can help reduce the damage caused by corrosion.

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Pavements

Epoxy-Coated Steel Reinforcing Bars (rebar) may be used in continuously reinforced concrete pavements (CRCP).

Epoxy-coated dowel bars are frequently used in jointed pavements. In 2005, a survey of 33 transportation agencies revealed that 26 of these used epoxy-coated dowels.

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Parking Structures

At least $600 million is spent yearly to repair parking decks in the U.S. This damage is primarily caused by deicing salts carried on cars and left in the garage during winter.

Epoxy-Coated Steel Reinforcing Bars (rebar) can protect these structures against corrosion and costly damage.

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Repair

Epoxy-Coated Steel Reinforcing Bars (rebar) has been used to suppliment existing steel reinforcing bars during repair. These coated bars do not provide a good cathode, thus reducing the risk of “ring anode” corrosion surrounding repair areas.

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