Here at GAMKA, we’re thrilled to provide V-ROD Fiberglass Rebar to our customers. It is a great solution for many reinforced concrete purposes, including civil engineering, architecture, and a wide variety of industrial applications.
We guarantee the quality of our products, and our QC process makes sure that our products will meet your expectations and individual project specifications. Read on to learn how our special V-ROD fiberglass rebar is the new standard for outstanding performance—as well as in value and price—for a variety of industrial, architectural, decorative, and civil engineering projects.
V-Rod Fiberglass Rebar in Retaining Walls
In locations with snow, passing vehicles will spray de-icing salts on highway retaining walls. In coastal areas, retaining walls are also subject to exposure from salt spray. This leads civil engineers to reinforce retaining walls with supposed corrosion-resistant reinforcement. They also extend the life of these crucial road structures by using sacrificial anodes or cathodic protection, and by using corrosion-inhibiting additives in the concrete mixture itself. Sealants are also often applied to various wall sections as well.
Gamka’s V-ROD technology, however, is not affected by chloride intrusion into the concrete matrix. This ensures longevity for structures such as retaining walls that goes far beyond what has historically been expected. In addition, our V-ROD composite rebar is far lighter than steel, which makes installing them easier—whether it’s in the factory for prefab products, or on the job site directly.
In other words, Gamka’s V-ROD products offers more durable structures and a better price.
V-Rod Fiberglass Rebar for Architectural and Decorative Concrete Structures
As discussed above, de-icing sales used in urban areas can cause the degradation of architectural and decorative concrete structures. Coastal areas experience the same, due to the salt spray from the ocean winds.
Sometimes the surface of the decorative concrete elements experience decoloration, but in extreme cases, part of the concrete surface can collapse altogether due to the corrosion of reinforcing steel. When this happens, there is significant repair and rehabilitation cost.
However, Gamka’s V-ROD composite rebar is resistant to corrosion. This allows you to avoid corrision problems and ensures the durability of your investments in decorative cement structures. And in keeping with the aesthetic concerns of decorative elements, the V-ROD bars are white, offering a perfect complement to the natural color of the concrete.
Best of all, V-ROD composite rebar is twice as resistant in tension as steel, allowing installation under minimal concrete cover and tremendous control over cracking and shrinkage. In other words, Gamka’s V-ROD products offer unmatched value in terms of quality.
V-Rod Fiberglass Rebar in Aluminum Smelters
Aluminum smelters are unfortunately subject to overheating of the reinforcement in the slabs of the potrooms, which can damage the concrete. Through induction, the high voltages used in the alumina transformation process and the loops created by the reinforcement pattern in the slab cause substantial energy losses, making the reinforcement a heating element.
As the heat builds—and in this case, the slabs might see temperatures over a few hundred degrees Celsius—the steel will experience sizable expansion, causing the concrete to crack and thus weakening the link between the concrete and the reinforcement.
But Gamka’s V-ROD Fiberglass Rebar is electromagnetically netural, and is therefore not affected by the magnetic fields associated with these processes. This prevents the need to use stainless steel or find a grounding solution for conventional steel reinforcement.
What does this mean? Reduced costs and maximized sustainability for the structure, without the drawbacks of other, more conventional rebar solutions.