Which Grade of TMT bar is good for me?
Which Grade of the TMT bar is good for me?
Owning a house
is important for everyone.
build their homes.
Anyone who is
directly getting involved in the construction of their home would need to know every aspect of construction.
One needs to
consult an architect and structural engineer for design and then hire an
engineer for overseeing the execution.
One would need to be aware of the materials that are being used.
One of the most
important materials is the TMT bars.
keep talking about concrete.
When it comes to
RCC i.e. Reinforced Cement Concrete, the reinforcement bars that one uses are
In this article,
we are going to discuss the various factors which might affect the
selection of the TMT bar.
grades of the concrete are Fe-415, Fe-500, Fe-550, and Fe-600.
The higher the
grade of the TMT bar, the higher its strength.
Higher grade TMT
bars are preferred in the slab while lower grade bars can be used in railings
For the normal
construction of a residence, lower grade TMT bars could be enough.
It depends on
the design of the house, the way the loads would be acting on the structure.
A higher grade TMT bar would also require a higher grade of concrete.
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So these are all
the things that one should keep in mind when it comes to grades.
The ductility of
the bars is also important.
The more ductile
the bars are the more you will be saving on construction and the bars will be
transported to the site easily.
The bars would
also last longer.
Ideally, a high-quality TMT Steel Bar shouldn’t develop cracks in 90-degree bends.
sure to check the ductility of the bar also.
construction, the bars would most definitely come in contact with moisture.
Therefore, corrosion resistance is really important.
If the corrosion
resistance of the bar is not adequate then it would weaken easily.
The bars should
also have a waterproof coating.
So make sure
that the bars you are choosing for the construction of your home are resistant
to corrosion and have waterproofing.
It happens that
even after ensuring all this and deciding which bars you are going to buy,
sometimes it's good to cross-check that everything is fine with the bars at the
site while construction is going on.
Here’s a test
you can do on the bars without the need for any instrument.
Pick up a bar
and check whether every meter of it has the manufacturer’s seal present on it.
ensure that the product that is being used at the site is authentic and of good
Also, check that
there shouldn’t be any rust on the bars.
If bars with
rust on them are going to be utilized it might result in the structure having
lesser strength than what it could have had.
One should also
check whether the bundles are of equal length at the end.
When it comes to
the price you must know that the TMT Steel Bars are generally sold in Tonnes or
Kgs and the price of the TMT Steel Rods fluctuates daily so, to get the right estimate of how much using the bars would cost you, you would have to check
the prices daily from different outlets.
This way you
will have the right idea about how much needs to be paid and you can confirm if
the price that you are paying for the bars is correct or not.
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