Fiberglass Rebar By Bolsinger Rebar

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Steel corrosion is a natural and global phenomenon. You can understand now how much money we can save if we employ corrosion protection methods properly. The popularity of Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer is on the rise, particularly in applications where corrosion-resistant is a major concern. As experts in the field, at Bolsinger Rebar we have written down how FRP rebar can save your projects from corrosive agents.

Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer Rebar, also known as FRP, is a specialty reinforcing product made from a combination of fiberglass mesh and resin. Since FRP rebar is non-metallic, it is suitable for applications where there are corrosion concerns. FRP rebar is approximately 75% lighter than its steel counterpart. It has a higher tensile strength than steel and is both electrically and thermally non-conductive.

FRP rebar is used in areas where steel reinforcing is subject to corrosion or chemicals. It stands up well in corrosive environments like wastewater treatment facilities, marine environments, de-icing solutions, and swimming pools. It is also used in concrete exposed to high voltages or electromagnetic fields. It’s used in radio frequency sensitive areas, hospital MRI areas, and high voltage substations. 

Any project that has corrosion concerns can benefit from an FRP rebar. The corrosion resistance of the FRP rebar can extend the life of any concrete structure over traditional steel reinforcing. Not only do the non-corrosive properties extend the service life of concrete structures, but they also increase strength while reducing weight. FRP rebar has 2x stronger tensile strength compared to standard steel reinforcing, at 75% of the weight. This reduces weight, reduces labor fatigue, makes handling easier, and saves on freight costs. 

FRP rebar is placed in the same way as standard steel reinforcing. It can be tied on-site using steel tie wire or nylon coated wire. FRP bar can be cut in the shop or field using a standard steel saw, band saw, or grinder with a diamond cutting blade. FRP rebar cannot be field bent.

Due to the curing process, FRP rebar must undergo, bent sections of the bar can only be produced in the manufacturer’s facility. Fiberglass rebar is also cost-competitive compared to coated steel. For those looking for corrosion resistance but still want to use metallic bars, galvanized rebar, epoxy coated rebar, or even stainless steel rebar can be used depending on the application.

If you are looking for a rebar fabrication company in Cascade, Iowa, reach out to us at (563) 500-6191 or send us an email at We started this company in 2020 with the goal to provide the highest quality, best value, and highest customer satisfaction in the rebar fabrication market. With over twenty-five years of experience, we pride ourselves on having a knowledgeable staff ready to meet your needs.

As a locally owned family business, our customers are treated like family. We believe in providing quality products and value-added services to make our customers the most efficient they can be. We offer services like rebar fabrication, rebar estimating, rebar pre-assembly services.

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