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What Type of Rebar Grade is Right for Your Project?

What Type of Rebar Grade is Right for Your Project?

A construction project requires a lot of attention only because it is not a reversible process. You will have to look into every intricate detail about the products used as well as the way of the construction to get it right. 

Here is an article that talks about Rebar Grade, their types, and their application. Stay tuned and get to know all about the Rebar grades and their vitality in the construction industry.

What is a steel Rebar?

Rebar is known to be the steel reinforcement bars. These are used to strengthen concrete. If we talk of the concrete, then the tension of it is quite weak. But the concrete has got a strong compression. Rebar can only be prepared with steel because they have a property of elongation when exposed to high temperatures. 

Rebar is one of the most important parts of any construction. It becomes the reason why the building with such great heights is standing tall. Since the concrete does not have strong strength, it is compensated with the help of steel rebar which adds tensile strength to it. 

Hence, the building ultimately becomes potent to carry huge loads. The overall strength of the steel Rebar increases to a huge level. The quality of the rebar used in the process also matters how far the tensile strength of the building is considered.

The different rebar grades

Before heading on to the types of rebar grades, we need to know why the Rebar is graded. The only function of rebar is to add tensile strength to the building. The grade of the Rebar represents the quality of the Rebar. 

This implies that the tensile strength added by the rebar on the building is represented by the grades.

There are two grades of rebar:

1- Grade Fe-415, Fe-500 and Fe- 500D

2- Grade Fe-550 D

Grade standards in rebar in different codes

Choosing the right grade of Rebar matters a lot. Your rebar determines how much load your building can take. Hence, there are different grades of Rebar. Using rebar with more tensile strength can help your building stand firmly. In different codes, the rebar is denoted differently:

American Standard (ASTM A 615)

 Euro Standard(DIN 488)

 British Standard BS4449: 1997

 Indian Standard (IS: 1786)

Grade 75 (520)

 BST 500 S

 GR 460 A

 Grade Fe – 415, Fe – 500, Fe – 500D

Grade 80 (550)

 BST 500 M

 GR 460 B

 Grade Fe – 550

How can you tell the different Rebar parts? 

Different types of rebar can be identified in various ways. Several types of reinforcing bars are available in the market which is meant for different kinds of projects. You can easily make out the rebar because each type of rebar has a sign. The reinforcing bars are made up of various steel materials. 

These bars are hot-rolled. Most of the steel bars are either rolled from steel billets but some of them are rolled from the debris of steel as well. They have many identifying characteristics that can help you identify its types and the mill from where it is produced.

There is a number that can identify the bar size. You can also know the type of steel used in the rebar. If you see an “N”, then you can conclude that the bar was rolled from a new billet. You can also check out the numbers or the letters stamped on the bars. These letter and number codes can mostly be found in three characters. A number would depict the grade of the rebar whereas the letter would stand for the manufacturers of the rebar.

Line system

There is a way with the help of which you can identify the line system of the rebar. In this part, we will reveal to you the way with the help of which you can do that.

The first step is locating the markings that are printed or stamped on the rebar. The lines can be found stamped across the diameter of the rebar. You can find there marking where the first and third marking represents the name or the company of the manufacturer and the type of steels that are used. The number that is used between the two letters can indicate the grade of the rod.

The next step is thoroughly examining the markings. If you find “Z”, “4” or “S”, then you can conclude that it's 4 rebars.

The third step is to look for a line that would be running between the ribs outside. This line also indicates some sort of grade mark. This line would help you conclude that the rebar is of grade 60.

Number system

There is a number system on Rebar as well. In this part, we will learn about the ways of identifying a number system. There marking can help you identify the size, type of metal, and the manufacturer of the

The second step is identifying the grades. You can also take the rebar chart of identification if the product is from foreign manufacturers.

Why should you choose the right rebar?

Steel Reinforcing Bar or rebar are used for construction purposes. The rebar quality and size vary to a large extent and choosing the right rebar is quite important when you are looking into a construction project. The first thing that you should consider before buying a rebar is the tensile strength, fatigue, compression, and bending of the product. 

These all factors constitute the quality of the steel. Each of these factors will determine the strength of the rebar. The buildings lack tensile strength because good quality rebar can help your building gain stability and have the potential to take huge loads.


These are the few things that one should know about Rebar grades. You can know all about them in detail through the markings. They are of different types of grades and the grades represent the tensile strength potent of the product.

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