What is rebar?

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Rebar (short for reinforcing bar), collectively known as reinforcing steel and reinforcement steel, is a steel bar or mesh of steel wires used as a tension device in reinforced concrete and reinforced masonry structures to strengthen and hold the concrete in tension. Rebar’s surface is often patterned to form a better bond with the concrete.

When building a butt and pass log wall, the rebar is used to pin the logs together. Pinning at the corners and every two feet a long a log will ensure that the log walls are so tightly pinned together that there will be absolutely no settling and the walls will be stronger than any other type of log wall construction.

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