Why Use Basalt Rebar vs Steel Rebar for Reinforcing Concrete?

Why Use Basalt Rebar vs Steel Rebar for Reinforcing Concrete?

All along the beach in Newport, RI there is evidence of what happens when steel is used to reinforce concrete. Good for a short time and then the galvanic reactions occur. Spalling as it is called, pops large chunks of concrete apart. Especially near salt water, corrosion of steel and Portland cement is obvious and visible everywhere. Basalt fibers and reinforcements are the solution Solutions are available today.   Better concretes and additives….

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Basalt as a Solution for Steel Rebar Problems in Concrete

Basalt as a Solution for Steel Rebar Problems in Concrete

Adding a significant amount of basalt reinforcements to these projects would go a long way in providing a much longer lasting solution. It is time for engineers to integrate Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymers (BFRP) into these projects. Long runs of basalt rebar mean less labor, ease of installation, no sharp jagged ends, less overlaps, ties and time. Due to the weight of steel, the equivalent amount of basalt rebar in one shipping…

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Basalt Fiber Sailing Boat Nominated for JEF Innovation Award

Basalt Fiber Sailing Boat Nominated for JEF Innovation Award

LOOP 650: A sustainable cradle-to-cradle composite sailing boat built with Filava™ basalt fiber has been nominated for a JEC Innovation Award. Recognizing innovations in the composite industry. GS4C Sustainable Solutions is building a 100% recyclable sailing yacht, designed to race in the 2019 Mini-Transat, a single handed race across the Atlantic ocean. The boat will be entirely made of sustainable basalt fiber and recyclable epoxy resin. As quoted on gs4c.museumsites.com: Racing the…

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Swimming Pool Construction Using Basalt Rebar

Swimming Pool Construction Using Basalt Rebar

Swimming pools contain hundreds of feet of rebar reinforcements. First a grid is made vertically and horizontally, then it is encased in concrete. Basalt volcanic fiber rebar is now being used as an alternative to steel rebar with great success. Basalt rebar coils of 328 feet (100 meters) reduces the number of pieces needed. By reducing the number of pieces that would have to be overlapped and tied means less…

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Trusted Experience

Trusted Experience

 CSC uses its 150+ years combined experience in the business to provide Holistic Systemic solutions for structural degradation and strengthening needs.  Using the most innovative tech available, all of our technology partners are thoroughly vetted by our QAQC to ensure compatibility with our mission

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