Topic: FRP rebar

GatorBar Health Benefits
GatorBar leads to: Reduced cost of workers’ com because it is easier on worker's backs Happier, more productive employees Better end-customer impression With GatorBar, you can look forward to less down-time, more productive up-time, and reduced workers comp. GatorBar #3 Composite Rebar is seven...
Transportation Cost Savings
GatorBar Benefits Transport on a pickup truck rack 7x lighter than steel No extra trailer for the rebar Feel the Savings GatorBar low-cost, composite rebar is seven times lighter than traditional #4 steel rebar. Contractors and concrete delivery service teams can transport the rebar on pickup truck...
JULY '16 REVIEW: GATORBAR BEING TESTED IN RAMMED EARTH & TILT-UP APPLICATIONS & A FEATURED PROJECT
I hope you all appreciated your freedom and experienced your fair share of fireworks for Independence Day. The fact that we get to wake up every day and decide how we want to spend our life is pretty awesome. We often lose sight of how wonderful it is to be free when the media is a constant outpour...
THE HALLS RIVER PROJECT: A WIN FOR FRP COMPOSITES IN THE U.S.
Steel reinforced concrete is known to be the most tried and true method of construction. We have tried it for over 100 years and found that one thing remains true: embedded steel will corrode, causing early failure of the concrete around it. Contrary to what you see in the media, the US isn’t very...
NON-CONDUCTIVE REINFORCEMENT SPECIFIED TO REDUCE PROBLEMS CAUSED BY STRAY VOLTAGE
A customer recently used GatorBar™ to fulfill a building specification for a milking parlor on a dairy farm. The concrete reinforcement was to be non-conductive to help reduce stray voltage. This intrigued us, so we did a little digging... Stray current is a phenomenon that occurs on modern farms...
100 YEARS OF PRACTICE DOESN’T MAKE PERFECT: TOP 3 REASONS TO CONSIDER FRP REINFORCEMENT OVER STEEL
FRP rebar has been around for decades, but has been used very seldom in comparison to “good ol’ steel” rebar. Lately, advancements in the composites industry are bringing the price point for such materials down, and there has never been a better time to start considering this alternative material...
FRP VS. STEEL STRESS STRAIN CURVE- THE ELASTIC BEHAVIOR OF FRP REBAR
So how does FRP rebar differ from steel rebar? In the previous video we mentioned that FRP rebar is five times less stiff than steel, or FRP has a modulus of elasticity that is five times less than that of steel. This being said, we have to remember that steel and FRP are different materials,...
WHAT IS FRP REBAR?
In this series, we are going to cover some frequently asked questions we hear when we introduce our product, GatorBar , to anyone new. The first and most basic question is the obvious one. What is FRP rebar? While it may surprise you FRP rebar has been with great success for over thirty years, and...
Costello Construction

Costello Construction

Kauai, HI

"It [GatorBar] is so easy to work with it feels like we are cheating! We have always used a #4 steel rebar grid in warehouse slabs to add structural integrity, but no matter how hard you try, 6x6x10/10 wire mesh always ends up on the bottom of the slab. There is never enough time to pull it up, and even if you Dobie it up, the steel bends down when you step on it. In the end, it does not add structural strength to the slab. GatorBar springs back, staying centered in the slab."