Commercial & Residential Supply of Basalt Rebar & Fiber
We supply Canadian and American-made non-metallic Basalt FRP rebar from #2 – #8 / 6.35mm – 25mm, in a ribbed or sand finish, in lengths up to 50′ / 15M, or up to 300′ / 91M long coils (in #2 or #3 / 6.35mm – 9.53mm) by the container load. Additionally, we have an extensive range of bend options, grid options, chopped fiber, and other Basalt materials.
Basalt Fiber-based products are a technically advanced alternative to Kevlar, Fiber Glass, Carbon Fiber, and Steel Rebar and offer numerous innovative benefits to the construction and infrastructure industries. Our products are made from molten basalt rock without using any chemicals.
Key Features and Benefits
- 4.5 times lighter than steel. Savings due to reduced weight. Click here to learn more.
- Tensile strength is 2.5 times that of steel. CSA and ASTM certified, MIL-Spec tested.
- Naturally resistant to seawater, alkaline, acids, and microorganisms. Won’t rust or corrode.
- It is made directly from basalt rock in a single melt process and has a 60% lower carbon footprint, with a fully sustainable life cycle.
- 30% reduction in concrete coverage. Coils enable longer runs, less time tying, less need for overlap, and less product wastage.
- Won’t create spalling as freeze/thaw mimics rock.
- Recyclable, making shoring site cleanup a breeze.
- No sharp ends or fire hazards when it is cut.
- Transparent to radio frequencies, non-conductive, non-magnetic, and UV-stable.
- Great for sea walls, pools, data centers, and hospital buildings.
- Up to 50% labor savings on handling and installation versus steel rebar. Overall project cost is less than with steel rebar.
- Strong supply with a minimum lead time.
- Please REQUEST A QUOTE or CONTACT US (1-604-245-1473) to learn more.
Canadian Basalt is in use in Concrete structures & slabs. Infrastructure – bridges & highways – Pavement, Roads, Ports, & Airports. Sea walls & Marine related developments. Submersed concrete structures. Groundwork foundations & retaining walls. Precast concrete units. Sprayed Concrete installations, & so much more. Discuss your ideas with us. Start your next project with a rock-solid foundation from Canadian Basalt.
Basalt bonds very well to concrete. It is not corrupted or affected by electrochemical reactions, so it will not decay or rust over time. Nor does it conduct electricity, so it is an ideal isolator. It handles freeze-thaw cycles with ease, and helps to prevent concrete spalls, making it excellent to use in buildings, foundations, mines, and infrastructure projects.
Transportation & Bridge
Basalt bonds very well to concrete. It is not corrupted or affected by electrochemical reactions from de-icing salts, so it will not decay or rust over time. It handles freeze-thaw cycles with ease, absorbs projectile impact, and helps to prevent concrete spalls, making it excellent to use in roads, bridges, tunnels, mines, and infrastructure projects.
Basalt can be suppled in numerous forms, such has rebar, coils, elbows, sticks, mesh, fiber, fabric, roving and tape. If you can imagine it, we might have already done it, so please ask.
Our carefully curated Basalt materials are in use across numerous locations.
Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer (BRFP) rebar, also known as Basalt Rod, can be specified and supplied in 20, 30, 40 & 50′ lengths, and in sizes from #2 / 6.5mm through to #8 / 22mm. We can supply a large variety of bend schedules.
Size-for-size, BRFP is 4-5x lighter than steel, and a single shipping container can hold as much as eight times the volume of steel building materials.
We also supply Basalt Chopped Fiber that is available in a variety of filament lengths from 3mm-96mm. Our products can be made with filaments whose diameters are 9-micron, 11-micron, 13-micron, 15-micron, 17-micron, and 19-micron. 19-Micron Filament Diameter is used for concrete applications as they are more durable in the presence of alkali.
Being so much less expensive to transport and handle means that in times of inflation and pricing uncertainty, BRFP can help reduce costs while keeping projects on schedule.
While Basalt has been in use for thousands of years in block form, it was not until 1923 that engineers learned how to melt and transform this natural material into Basalt Fibers. These fibers are spun and mixed with various additives and glues to form structural elements in products around you.
Due to its non-corrodible nature and abrasion resistance, the military extensively uses basalt fiber-based products for equipment. It is also in use in planes, boats, and cars.
Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) rebar, also known as Basalt Rod, has gained wide acceptance across all forms of building. It is an ideal product for and is used extensively in construction in harsh environments, such as seawalls, slabs, road bridges, and decks. In addition, it vastly extends the lifespan of the materials associated with it while reducing maintenance requirements.
Fuel & Time Savings
Our biggest surprise when incorporating Basalt Rod into our project was the savings in fuel costs and time. The shipping containers were 53-footers and full to the roof with basalt rebar. Basalt rebar is so much lighter than steel that it could often be hand-carried and in volume, rather than needing a mechanical assist. For crane lifts, we used smaller cranes and safely hoisted more rods per lift. The overall increase in productivity was noticeable.
– Charles Wentworth
A great side benefit of Basalt rod is site safety. The product is easy to move and does not rust. It can be left exposed to the elements without concerns of decay or damage and is a lot more pleasant to handle. It also does not create sparks when being cut or conduct electricity, making the job site a lot safer. And finally, we do not have to work with jagged edges or steel spurs with exposed rods. Overall, the people who actually do the work were much happier using it than steel.
– Charleen Wolven – Site Manageer, Sanger Construction
We ordered a large mixed load of basalt rod. When ordering with steel, we normally have to ship 3-5 containers. With Basalt, we get one, and we were able to order rod at twice the length due to the weight difference. Unloading and handling were easy, and the cost and time savings were considerable. The convenience of dealing with one container, and not having project delays was wonderful.
– Marcs Stedman, Portfine Development
We found basalt to be an amazing fit for a couple of remote projects we had in the works. We could airlift a single container, where it would have taken five trips due to the weight of steel. Huge savings in time and money with true logistical peace of mind.
– Imran Khan – Site Logistics Coordinator
Green & Recyclable
We used basalt bar for all the shoring around our latest tower. Normally we use steel mesh that has to be cut out along with the first few feet. As this concrete is full of steel unfortunately it can’t be reused and ends up in the landfill. Basalt on the other hand is rock, and it can be ground down and upcycled, then put right back in the mix without waste. Better for us, better for the environment and it embodies the spirit of our company to minimize our carbon footprint.
– Sue Young – Alder Energy
We felt it was a godsend to have Basalt as a viable option. The volatility of steel bar along with sporadic delivery made basalt a very easy fit. As Canadian Basalt only offers tested products, our engineers have confidence in everything they have seen and are excited that freeze/thaw and salt won’t affect it.
Canadian Basalt – your trusted supplier for projects that matter.