What are your ideal parameters for a strong foundation? Where do regular TMT bars fit those quality parameters? TMT bars or thermo mechanically treated bars are the foundations of building any constructive structure0
Its high-grade quality consists of strength, ductility, and precise corrosion resistance. It can last longer than average TMT bars, which may lack such attributes. The thermal and mechanical process that the bars are made of ensures their strength and durability and imparts corrosion resistance to the steel.
They come in different shapes, sizes, and grades to suit the requirements of the construction industry. In addition, these bars are built with the latest technology to meet the superior quality required by clients to fit their construction purpose perfectly.
What Are Corrosion-Resistant TMT Bars?
Corrosion mainly means the damage caused to the surface of any substance, such as metal, due to chemical reactions or oxidation. The ability to withstand this damage shows good corrosive resistance.
Corrosion can cause concrete cracks that could result in a reduction of the life of the structure and added cost. TMT bars' ability to withstand corrosion makes them perfectly suitable for higher humidity and coastal areas.
TMT bars are responsible for creating the base of a complete structure. Therefore, it needs ample protection against damage such as cracking. In such a matter, corrosion-resistant TMT bars make a better choice than traditional carbon steel bars.
What Are The Stages Of Corrosion?
Corrosion takes place in three stages. These three stages are inclusive of incubation, initiation, and propagation. Incubation refers to the time taken by a structure to go through the nucleation of cracks until it progresses to a critical stage
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The propagation stage occurs when the concrete cracks as the rust formation happen. This calls for immediate repair or reconstruction of the structure.
The rust on the surface of uncoated steel bars further expands the cracking of the concrete. The interface between the concrete and the steel bar deteriorates, resulting in massive cracking and eventually leading to breaking or splintering.
Benefits Of Using Corrosion-Resistant TMT Bars
There are multiple advantages of using corrosion-resistant TMT bars, and some of them are listed below.
• Lasts much longer than regular steel reinforcement bars.
• Higher ductility and immense bending capacity.
• It can be welded with ease.
• It can be used in seismic activity zones making it more durable for times like today when earthquakes have become more prevalent.
• Much more reliable in extreme weather conditions, such as acid particles in the air and groundwater salinity.
• Exceptionally usable in sewage drains and sewage treatment plants against steel bars as they get damaged easily due to salt and acid bases in sewage.
The Final Say
Bansal TMT bars are affordable and well-versed with the needs of its clients. It comes in different sizes but has the same ductility, strength, and durability level. It has all the numerous benefits listed above and goes through extensive thermo-mechanical treatments to fit your construction requirements.