If you have a concrete structure, most likely it’s supported with rebar. Rebar is short for reinforcing bar and it’s made of either a steel bar or mesh of steel wires.
While concrete has been used in construction for thousands of years in structures like the Pantheon in Rome, rebar wasn’t used in concrete until the 18th century.
The purpose of rebar is to strengthen the concrete and hold it in compression, as concrete is weak in tension by itself. The rebar is able to carry the load that the concrete alone cannot handle. It also helps to create an even temperature throughout the concrete, relieving the concrete of extra pressures caused by uneven temperatures.
Concrete rebar is used to support tall office buildings, condominiums, shopping malls, driveways and more. Line Locators provides concrete scanning services to locate rebar and provides a detailed mapped report of the scanned areas.Back to Resources