Rebar wire in concrete slab patios keep cracks from spreading and getting bigger

I like learning new DIY skills through various home improvement projects.

It gives me both a source and excuse for practicing things like wood working, electrical wiring, and basic plumbing.

I built a large awning for our back porch last year and my wife has been making positive comments about it ever since. When that project was complete, I then built a wooden fence to wrap the entirety of our backyard. While my brother was enthusiastic about helping me put a new roof on the house this summer when the weather is pleasant, I told him that I’d feel more comfortable getting a professional roofing company for a job like that. I’m happy to learn as much as possible so I can do whatever job—within reason—without needing professional help. At the same time, I have my limits like anyone else. But I told him that I’d be happy to use his help on a different project altogether. I wanted a new concrete patio for the front of my house to replace the old one here that is broken and falling apart. I asked a concrete specialist and he told me that its state is due to a lack of rebar wire as structural support. I had no idea that rebar tie wire was so important for concrete structural stability. I learned that any concrete thicker than five inches should have rebar inside to prevent cracking. If any cracks form, a product like black annealed rebar tie wire will stop the cracks from spreading and worsening with time. Both black annealed and stainless steel rebar tie wire are corrosion resistant.


Zinc coated Double loop rebar ties