Reasons for Using Cover Blocks in Reinforcement

Types of Cover Blocks:

Different types of covering blocks are

  1. Wooden cover block.
  2. Steel cover block.
  3. PVC Block.
  4. Cement masonry cover block.
  5. Aluminum cover block.
  6. Stone cover block.
Reasons for using Cover Blocks:
  1. Maintain a specified distance between the rebar and the shuttering.
  2. Protect the steel reinforcement bars from environmental effects to prevent their corrosion.
  3. Provide thermal insulation, which protects the reinforcement bars from fire.
  4. Give reinforcing bars sufficient embedding to enable them to be stressed without slipping.

 

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