The concrete sails of the Sydney Opera House were reinforced with galvanized rebar 50 years ago and remain in excellent condition.
Hot-dip galvanized reinforcing steel is formed by dipping in molten zinc.
HDG rebar cages don’t need special protection when stored on site.
Galvanized rebar can be bent either before or after galvanizing.
Tying of galvanized rebar should be with galvanized wire.
Tie galvanized rebar with galvanized wire.
Working with HDG rebar has few differences from standard black bar.
Galvanized reinforcing steel will prevent damage from corrosion for many years.