How to restore rusty rebar?


How does rebar rust?

Before even plunging into how rebar rust can be restored, we first wanted to touch on a few points about how rebar rust happens. One of the main sources of corrosion to rebar is salt.  Whether through exposure to saltwater near a marine environment or application of deicing salts to make roadways safer during the winter, these chloride ions can make their way through the concrete, corroding the steel reinforcement. Before construction covering and keeping rebar away, and after construction cover, the minimum distance between the outside surface of the concrete and the reinforcing steel will help you protect your rebar safe. you can also read on  How To Best Store rebars To Avoid Damages.

How to restore rusty rebar?

why should you care? Rebars are one of the strongest building materials, but if it’s left unprotected it will rust compromising its strength and causing costly repairs. fortunately, there are coding engineered to help you deal with this kind of solution.

Corr verters fast-drying, water-based one-coat system (primer) that penetrates and defend rebars from rust. It’s time to get your hands a bit dirty, prepare tools that are needed like a wire brush and roller or spray. Once you’re fully prepared using the wire brush remove any loss rust and apply corr verters on the surface. Apply brush on the surface at a thickness of 3-5 mill and apply a second a coat after 20-30 minutes later for a seriously rusted rebar. sometimes rust begins where it can not be seen, like on rebars that are embedded in concrete.  For this kind of situation use,

Cortec MCI 2020 formulated for migrating corrosion. This unique product contains advance rust inhibitors that penetrate rock concrete and reach to the rust. Even if your construction is exposed to an aggressive environment you can use cortec mci 2020 to restore rusted rebars in concrete. There you’ve it for today’s guide on how to restore rusted rebars.


yenga trading provides a selective quality of reinforcement bars for your next building projects. Our company is reputable in providing local and imported rebar at a competitive price. Reach out and contact us  today.

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