Gamka’s V-ROD Fiberglass Rebar is an incredible solution for our construction customers who are building anything from parking garages and balconies to foundations and slabs-on-grade.
The practice of using reinforced concrete in construction is widely accepted and generally effective. However, there are certain instances where steel reinforcement alone is insufficient. One such example is multistory parking garages, where corrosion of the reinforcing steel is the primary cause of deterioration. This corrosion can be caused by a variety of factors, such as the accumulation of chloride-based road salts or exposure to sea spray in coastal areas. Recent events have demonstrated that this deterioration can have catastrophic consequences, including property damage and loss of life.
To address this issue, various solutions have been proposed, but few have proven effective without significant cost increases. The most effective solution is to use a reinforcement bar that is impervious to corrosion, and GAMKA’s composite rebar, V-ROD, offers this unique advantage at a competitive price.
GAMKA Composite Rebar in Balconies, Floor Slabs, and Foundations
V-ROD is particularly useful for balconies in apartment buildings, as its insulating properties eliminate the need for thermal breaks and reduce heating and cooling costs. When used in conjunction with steel reinforcement products in the floor slab of the building, it ensures the continuity of the thermal protection envelope. V-ROD’s simplicity in design and construction, competitive pricing, and energy efficiency make it an excellent choice for residential multi-unit projects.
In the construction industry, foundations and slabs-on-grade still require reinforcement to prevent concrete cracking due to curing, temperature changes, or corrosion of the reinforcing steel. V-ROD’s composite rebar offers unparalleled tensile strength and corrosion resistance, making it the ideal solution for these applications.
Moreover, V-ROD is resilient and returns to its original shape after being bent or walked on. This feature allows concrete mixers to be brought close to the concreting site, reducing the need for long-reach concrete pump trucks on construction sites.
So at the end of the day, GAMKA’s V-ROD Composite Rebar is a solution that saves you money and time.