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Why Does Concrete Need Rebar for Reinforcement?

If you look at the majority of structures that are erected just about anywhere, there’s a pretty good chance that you will find concrete at the foundation. It seems to be one of the most effective building materials to be able to support very heavy structures on top of and you can rely on it for stability and longevity, however, what you might not be aware of is that, in many situations, it’s not a good idea for concrete to act on its own. Instead, sometimes, it might need a little bit of reinforcement but why exactly would something like rebar be necessary to make concrete more stable?

This time, we dive into exactly that concept and once it’s all broken down visually, it might make a little bit more sense to you. As it turns out, while concrete is one of the strongest building materials that is used on a regular basis, it isn’t always strong enough on its own. Thanks to a good amount of stress that’s placed on it in different forms, concrete can wear down over time but with a little bit of help, you have nothing to worry about because engineers have it all figured out and this time, it’s broken down so that maybe you can learn a little bit of something about building for yourself today.

If you follow along down in the video below, you get a glimpse inside of how concrete works and how it flexes under pressure along with what people do to make sure that it can withstand that pressure just a little bit longer. It’s pretty amazing to take a look at how the material breaks under pressure and then take a second look at the same section of concrete when a little bit of reinforcement is thrown into the mix.