Steel in Concrete

Concrete is reinforced with mild steel bars (Rebar) to give it extra tensile strength. Without reinforcement, many concrete buildings which are common place in everyday surroundings would not have been possible.

Reinforced concrete can encompass many types of structures and components, including slabs, walls, beams, columns, foundations, frames and many more.

Reinforced concrete can fail due to inadequate strength, leading to partial or total mechanical failure, or due to a reduction in its durability. Corrosion and freeze/thaw cycles may contribute to the failing of poorly designed or constructed reinforced concrete. When rebar corrodes, oxidation products (corrosion) expand and tends to flake or crack the concrete causing the rebar to separate from the concrete.

BAC offers a range of products to eradicate the corrosion of the rebar. Both Galvanic and ICCP systems are offered which can be suited at either the casting stage or retrofitted to existing structures.