Gator Bar is a lighter, stronger, and better priced alternative to steel rebar, GatorBar is a composite material comprised of a fiber (carbon, glass, aramid, basalt) that provides strength and stiffness, and a matrix (polyester, epoxy, vinyl ester) that protects and transfers load between the fibers. It is primarily used to reinforce concrete.
- Rust-free FRP rebar at the price of steel
- Higher tensile strength means that (#3) 3/8″ GatorBar can replace (#4) 1/2″ steel rebar
- 2x stronger with 7x weight advantage
- 25 pieces of Gator Bar = just 47 lbs
- Pre-tied grids can be carried by two people
- Lower transport cost and hassle
- Springs back and stays centered
So, what exactly is FRP rebar?
It’s a composite material comprised of a fiber (carbon, glass, aramid, basalt) that provides strength and stiffness, and a matrix (polyester, epoxy, vinyl ester) that protects and transfers load between the fibers. It is used to reinforce concrete. Learn more on our technology page!
What sizes can I get?
Right now we are producing and selling only 3/8” (#3) rebar that can replace ½” (#4) steel rebar in many slab on grade applications. You can buy Gator Bar at Contractor Source in lengths of 20 foor, 7.5 foot and 5 foot.
Is Gator Bar field bendable?
No, but you may contact Contractor Source if bends are needed in your design. Bends need to made at the manufacturing facility and we can gladly assist.
What is the best way to cut GatorBar?
GatorBar can be cut with a high speed grinding cutter, fine blade saw, diamond blade, or masonry blade. Proper safety equipment including gloves and goggles hould be worn when cutting.
How should GatorBar be stored?
GatorBar should be stored above the surface of the ground on skids or pallets. If it must be stored outside, we advise that you place a tarp over it, as UV rays may damage the performance of the bars over time.
How should I set up Gatorbar for my slab on grade pour?
You will chair it up as you would with steel rebar. It can be tied off with wire ties, zip ties, or KodiKlips.
What will it cost me?
Prices will vary depending on order size and location but expect to pay approximately what you would pay for equivalent steel product.
Where has this been used before?
Neuvokas has produced over 25,000,000 feet of GatorBar since 2016 which has been sold and installed across the United States and Canada.