FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PRICE OF MST-BAR® & MFX-BAR®
Q: How does MST-BAR® & MFX-BAR® price compare to stainless steel rebar?
A: Both MST-BAR® & MFX-BAR® are 2 to 4 times less than the cost of stainless steel. Keep in mind that stainless steel bars corrode too.
Q: How does MST-BAR® & MFX-BAR® price compare to Epoxy-coated rebar(ECR) and galvanized rebar?
A: MST-BAR® & MFX-BAR® are generally priced competitively with galvanized and epoxy coated rebar and the total installed cost generally makes GFRP rebar a more competitive in price.
Q: Do we have to consider the initial cost of rebar?
A: Absolutely not, by the end of the project,when factoring in MST-BAR® & MFX-BAR® materials are generally more expensive than carbon steel when comparing material costs. However, when factoring in installation, handling, transportation, long term maintenance & other associated expenses, the total installed cost of FRP is more competitive to carbon steel.
Q: Why using MST-BAR® & MFX-BAR® reduce the cost of the project?
A: Smart Designers are always factoring all the associated costs of the project, Some of these factors can be eliminated when consider the use of MST-BAR® & MFX-BAR®.
Handling and cutting
Surface cover and ability to remove waterproofing membranes and 65mm asphalt
Using sea water to cure the concrete
Short & long term maintenance charge