The ocean bridges have to use corrosion resistant rebar

I moved to the coast when I left my hometown to attend undergraduate school. While I was accepted by a handful of different schools, the thought of being so close to the beach during college seemed extremely alluring to me. And since it’s a small liberal arts school with a low student to teacher ratio, it was an easy decision for me in the end. Almost immediately I decided that I loved where I was going to school, quickly making a huge number of friends in both class and in groups inside our residence halls. During the years going to school near the coast, I crossed a number of large bridges on a weekly basis. Sometimes I was driving over a bridge or causeway of some kind at least once a day. It’s easy to take these massive concrete structures for granted when you’re driving your insanely heavy vehicle over them daily, but they’re susceptible to corrosion and damage like anything else man made. Naturally you have to utilize corrosion resistant steel rebar tie wire as structural support for the concrete bridges and causeways. These ocean bridges aren’t just exposed to water, but also salt. The combination of moisture and salinity is a death sentence to any steel rebar tie wire that isn’t corrosion resistant like stainless steel rebar, galvanized zinc coated rebar, and PVC coated rebar tie wire. There are different options available, but it’s important that the rebar used for the coastal projects has some form of corrosion protection. Epoxy coated steel rebar tie wire isn’t ideal because it isn’t easy to repair, as the damage is hidden behind the epoxy coating.

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