How to Choose the Best TMT Bar for House Construction?

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In this blog post I have shared some important points that will help you in how to choose the best TMT bar in India.

Friends, in the course of house construction, many people find it a little difficult to choose a good quality rebar brand. If this is the problem with you too, then this blog how to choose the best rebar for house construction? is for you only.
For information, let us tell you that the TMT steel bars are available in the market in the following sizes:
4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 20mm, 25mm, 28mm, 32mm, 36mm, 40mm, 45mm, 50mm.

Along with this, there are different grades of TMT bars.
Fe 415, Fe 415D, Fe 415S, Fe 500, Fe 500D, Fe 500S, Fe 550, Fe 550D और Fe 600.

How to Choose the Best TMT Bar for House Construction?

How to Choose the Best TMT Bar for House Construction?

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You must have read our previous post “list of top 10 best TMT bars”.
If you are facing any kind of problem or doubt while choosing one of the bar brands from that list, then there is nothing to panic. Here we have been explained how to choose a good tmt bar brand.


How to Choose a Best TMT Bar in India?

India is a developing country. There are many rebar manufacturing companies that produce high quality rebars with grades like Fe 415, Fe 415D, Fe 415S, Fe500, Fe 500S, Fe500D, Fe550, Fe550SD, Fe550D, Fe600, etc. That's why one get a lot of options to choose a good quality bars brand. It is very difficult to choose one from so many brands and grades available in the market. Because many low quality bars are also sold in the market, which is important to avoid.

Here are some important points, keeping in mind that you can choose the best bar.

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The most important thing is availability and rates. Make a list of 3 to 5 rebar brands by rate from among the bar brands you find in your area.

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Then the next most important point is that the bar brand you choose for your manufacturing work should meet the BIS standard IS 1786: 2008 and ISO standard.
You can see it on the TMT rebar packet or directly ask the shopkeeper or you can check it on the website of that TMT rebar company. You may also visit www.bis.gov.in and www.iso.gov.in for satisfaction.

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Now it's time to choose the grade of these TMT bars. The order of selection for the grade of TMT bars will be as follows.
Fe 550SD, Fe 550D, Fe 500D, Fe 550, Fe 500, Fe 415D, Fe415.

You should prefer Fe 550D grade or Fe 500D grade of TMT bar (Sriya) as your first choice. Their SD grade or CRS Fe 550 grade would be even better if they were available. Here CRS stands for Corrosion Resistance Steel.

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If you are constructing your building in water prone areas then it is better to use CRS grade of TMT rods.

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If you are constructing your building in earthquake prone areas you should use Fe 550SD or Fe 550D grade of TMT rebar.

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The bars are of high quality manufactured using virgin iron ore and pure steel with latest technology. You can learn the technique of making that bar on the website of the baria company. HYQST and LRF technology is currently in vogue.


Some Qualities of the Best Quality TMT Bars

Here are some of the important qualities of excellent quality bars.

Uniform Rib Pattern:

The rib pattern on the TMT bar should be uniform. In poor quality bars, the pattern does not remain the same. This uniform rib pattern is what allows the bar to bond well to the concrete.

Earthquake Resistant:

TMT bars protect your home from natural calamities like earthquakes. Fe 550SD or Fe 550D grade bars are ideal for earthquake-prone areas.

Corrosion-Resistant:

The TMT bars must be corrosion resistant. When the bar gets rusted, it weakens the concrete structure. Almost all good quality TMT bars are resistant to corrosion. However, if you are building your project in an area with high rainfall or in an area prone to waterlogging, you should use Fe 550 of Fe 500 grade rebar with high CRS.

High level of weldability:

Higher quality bars have higher weldability. And they lose their properties to a very small extent at the welding site.

High degree of ductility:

Ductility is a very important quality of rebar. This ductility is what makes the bar earthquake resistant. It is denoted by D in the grade of TMT bar.

High level of bendability:

The higher the bendability of the bar, the more easily it can be bent.

The amount of carbon, sulfur and phosphorus in the bar:

The maximum amount of carbon, sulfur and phosphorus in the bar should be as shown below. They live in the form of impurity in the water. That is, their quantity in the bar should not be more than the table given below.
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The TMT bar you choose must have the above qualities. You can see them on the website of the company of TMT brand. You can check the quality of the TMT bars by getting it tested in a lab.


Conclusion

Tata Steel Limited, JSW Steel Limited, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Jindal Steel & Power Limited, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, ESSAR Steel India Limited, JYOTI TMT, Radha Smelters Private Limited, Sree Metallics, SRMB Srijan Pvt Ltd, Shyam Steel Industries Limited, Kamdhenu Limited and VISA Steel Limited are some of the bars manufacturers you can trust for high quality bars. If Fe 550D or Fe 550 SD grade is not available in the market then you can also choose Fe 500 grade instead.


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