Basalt Rebar – The Ultimate Structural Component
THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT OF THE FUTURE
Basalt is much stronger and yet lighter and lasting many dozens of years longer than the structures of today that are considered by DOTs to be the “standard”.
The future is here, it is ready and proven and we can make sea walls and buildings safe and strong and long lasting.
Protects structures from the elements with advanced concretes such as geo-polymers which are 2-3 times stronger than CO2 producing Portland cement, while also being a greener and waterproof solution to many problems.
Basalt in geo-polymers is the strongest thing for construction. The use of traditional steel rebar has demonstrated that this “preferred” steel reinforcement can cause expensive maintenance, repair and replacement problems.
Reinforced concrete structures are facing serious degradation problems due to the corrosion of the steel rebar inside of the concrete structures. Reinforced concrete structures have to be able to support the load and its own weight. As such, the greater the total weight to be supported, the more rebar and concrete required.
The problems associated with steel rebar (corrosion, weight, etc.) are avoided with the use of basalt. This new alternative to steel rebar also wants to return to a straight state. Steel when bent, stays bent, and does not want to return to being straight like basalt. Build safe, build green, and build smarter because it makes monetary sense and keeps us alive and healthy.
• Basalt continuous fibers are non-respirable, inert and safer to work with.
• Basalt has an 18 percent better elastic modulus.
• Basalt is UV immune. • Basalt is nonconductive.
• Basalt will not harbor bacterial or microbial growth.
• Basalt has better impact and does not shatter like carbon fibers.
• Basalt is ten times better as an electrical insulator than fiberglass.
• Basalt is very resistant to aggressive liquids, acids and alkalis. • Basalt is longer lasting.
• Basalt is more economical.
• Many times lighter than steel and yet 2-3 times stronger than steel.
Basalt rebar has the same thermal coefficient expansion as concrete! Allowing thinner, lighter panels and decks, basalt rebar reduces the thickness and spacing between the rods and the concrete and surface. Much more flexible design! Smaller rods allow for more critical spacing and designs. Basalt rebar is easily cut to length with regular tools.
It is durable: Tough and long-lasting, fibers deliver acid, alkali, moisture and solvent resistance surpassing most mineral and synthetic fibers. They are immune to nuclear radiation, UV light, biologic and fungal contamination.
It is stronger and more stable than alternative minerals, with tenacity that exceeds steel rebar many times over