Binding fiberglass reinforcement is similar to binding traditional reinforcement, but there are several key differences to remember. The following is a step-by-step guide for binding fiberglass reinforcement shared by Unicomposite pultruded profiles:
Prepare the area: Before you begin, make sure the area where you will be tying the fiberglass rebar is clean and free of debris.
Cut the rebar: Measure and cut the fiberglass rebar to the desired length using a saw or cutting tool.
Prepare the tie wire: Cut a length of tie wire to the desired length, leaving a bit of extra length for tying.
Wrap the tie wire: Hold the two pieces of fiberglass rebar together and wrap the tie wire around them, leaving enough excess wire for tying.
Twist the wire: Using pliers, twist the wire together tightly, ensuring the two pieces of fiberglass rebar are held securely together.
Trim the excess: Once the wire is twisted tightly, use wire cutters to trim any excess wire.
Thread Rebar Repeat the process for all of the pieces of fiberglass rebar that need to be tied together.
When tying fiberglass rebar, it is important to use the right kind of tie wire. Unicomposite offers a range of tie wire options that are specifically designed for use with FRP rebar.
It is also important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for the installation and handling of the fiberglass rebar to ensure its long-term durability and performance.
If you have any questions about tying fiberglass rebar or need help selecting the right products for your project, don’t hesitate to contact Unicomposite’s team of experts for guidance and support.