All About Rebar
All About Rebar:
One of the most important things to consider when it comes to scrap metal is how much you’ll be getting for it at the yard. It isn’t always the easiest thing to calculate! There are plenty of factors that go into scrap metal pricing, so it’s important to know everything you can about a metal before you decide to bring it in. Rebar is an item that we’re always happy to accept at Anestis Metals, but how many actually know what it is? We give you a crash course on everything that you need to know about rebar below!
What Is Rebar?
You may have noticed that a lot of the types of metal we accept at our scrap yard primarily come from the construction industry. Rebar is very similar! The word is actually short for reinforcing bar, and as its name suggests, it helps to reinforce certain aspects of construction. It’s used in concrete to help drastically increase its tensile strength, which helps it to be used in commercial applications. Rebar has a lot of ribbing along the surface to help decrease the risk of slips as it bonds with the concrete.
Types of Rebar:
There are plenty of different types of rebar, but many of them have more to do with the makeup of the structure versus what metal it’s made from. For the purposes of recycling rebar, there are only two types you have to worry about: carbon steel and stainless steel. Both of these types of steel are incredibly valuable on the open market – especially stainless steel! Stainless steel can be melted down and used in a wide variety of other applications. If you can get your hands on either of these types of steel, you’ll be rewarded well for it.
Where To Find Rebar:
Finding rebar is a more complicated process than you might think, but the rewards it brings will be well worth your efforts! The best place to find rebar is at the remnants of a construction site, but you’ll either need permission from the demolition company or permission from the construction crew in order to legally take it. You’ll also need to get it read for inspection by the scrap metal company, which includes making sure that no concrete or other materials are attached to it. As with other types of scrap metal, the better condition your rebar is in, the greater your haul will be.
Rebar At Anestis Metals.
Anestis Metals accepts a wide variety of different types of scrap metal at our yard in Lawrence, MA. We offer the most competitive prices for your scrap metal in New England, and this includes any rebar you happen to bring in. If you have scrap metal you want to turn into cash, bring it to our scrap yard today!