What is Surveying Rebar?
Rebar which is the common term for reinforced bar is a solid iron bar (steel bar) that is used typically for property corners. By adding these reinforced solid iron bars, you are creating reinforced concrete which are also known as concrete monuments.
How is Surveying Rebar Used in the Field?
When a surveyor is on the field and sets up a property corner this is usually done with concrete monuments, and this is when it is time for the rebar phase. Rebar will be placed inside the survey monument and then the rebar must have a cap placed on the rebar. This cap will usually be stamped with the company or license number of the company the surveyor is working with.
What are the Different Types of Rebar that are Used in Surveying?
There are many different types of rebar that surveyors use around the world. The different types of rebar all refer to the sizing as well as the coating. The different rebar coatings on the market include galvanized rebars, epoxy coated rebar, etc. The rebar we offer is carbon steel rebar which is considered the backbone of concrete work.
The many different sizes have different advantages to different surveyors, but they all serve the same exact purpose. The sizes of rebar that are used by surveyors really varies depending on where the surveyor is located and doing jobs at. The most common sizes of rebar that we here at SiteSurv offer include #3 Rebar (3 / 8" by 18" rebar), #4 rebar (1 / 2" by 18" rebar), and #5 rebar (5 / 8" by 18" rebar). The rebar that we offer comes in bundles for each size.
What Do the Numbers for Rebar Mean?
The numbers seen in our descriptions or on the rebar itself, for example "#4" or "#3", represents the size of the rebar. The number represents a unit of 1/8 of an inch. Meaning that if the rebar is #4, then this number represents 4 times 1/8 which is 4/8 which is equal to 1/2. The rebar size would 1/2 by the length that it is cut.
When a boundary survey is performed by a licensed land surveyor, part of the surveying process is to find, locate, and set property corners. Our steel rebar in assorted sizes help land surveyors mark those property corners.