First off we want to express our shock at the recent building collapse in Miami FL and our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those lost in this tragic incident. Steel and Portland cement concrete and saltwater do NOT mix. Over time chloride [...]
Beautiful tables and countertops from Diamond Finish Concrete Countertops showing a few projects using basalt reinforcement. Take a look at their Facebook page for their most current work.
Check out our new basalt rebar featuring a unique wrap. Available in diameters 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 20mm and 25mm. 4mm to 12mm are packed in 100 meter coils. Larger diameters come in 10ft lengths. 8mm, 10mm and 12mm Basalt Rebar [...]
Nick Gencarelle (our own Basalt Guru) and other basalt fiber market experts were interviewed by Composite World magazine for their article "The still-promised potential of basalt fiber composites.". A few excerpts featuring Nick in the article: Gencarelle refers to basalt fiber as “leaner, greener and [...]
Herod Engineering in Israel is using basalt rebar in archeological sites in conformance with requirements of the Israel Antiquities Authority and Israel Nature and Parks Authority preservation architects and engineers. INFORMATION FROM HEROD ENGINEERING: We did several tests with rebars in order to verify their suitability as [...]
Photographs of two projects completed by Jayme Guokas of Craftwork Design in Philadelphia. A design firm who create customized living spaces and specilize in cast concrete countertops. Basalt rebar and basalt mesh were used in the construction of these beautiful countertops.
Devine Escapes used basalt rebar to reinforce the concrete foundation of a dry stone sculpture: Stacked Stone Garden Sphere. "...like any sculptor or dedicated craftsman, I wish for my works to last. For this reason, basalt rebar was used to reinforce the concrete foundation." "Since [...]
The University of Miami's College of Engineering built a concrete bridge reinforced with composite materials instead of steel. "The project provides quantifiable proof of concept of the use of fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) in such structures. The University began construction of the bridge in November 2015; [...]
All along the beach in Newport, RI there is evidence of what happens when steel is used to reinforce concrete. Good for a short time and then the galvanic reactions occur. Spalling as it is called, pops large chunks of concrete apart. Especially [...]
A fire pit installation in Hawaii uses basalt reinforcement rebar to take the heat! Lava rock calls for lava rebar. Basalt lava rock fibers make reinforcements that expand and contract at the same rate as concrete unlike other fibers. Also, poly fibers and fiberglass fibers [...]