New ASTM standard covers galvanized rebar
- Published: Friday, 12 June 2015 12:38
- Written by Concrete News
Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.
ASTM A1094/A1094M, Specification for Continuous Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement, details corrosion protection for zinc- or zinc alloy-coated rebar. “Galvanizing is a proven and effective way to protect reinforcing bar from corrosion, as it provides both barrier and galvanic protection to the steel substrate, [and] increases the chloride threshold,” says GalvInfo Center Director Gary Dallin.