Extend, repair and strengthen existing concrete structures.

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Post-installed starter bars are used to extend, rehabilitate and strengthen existing concrete bridges, roadways and other common civil engineering structures. These applications often require enhanced resistance to extreme temperatures and corrosion from chemical exposure and naturally occurring ambient conditions. Starter bars are typically uses to resist tension and shear forces across beam-to-column and column-to-foundation joints. Starter bars are oriented perpendicular to the primary reinforcement of the existing concrete member in which they are installed.

Reference the Post-Installed Reinforcing Bar Guide for comprehensive design information on post-installed rebar theory, design and installation. Additionally, you will find ICC ESR-3187 for the HIT-HY 200 hybrid adhesive anchor system and ICC ESR-3814 for the HIT-RE 500 V3 epoxy adhesive anchor system on our Approvals and Reports page.

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PROFIS Rebar Design Software

PROFIS Rebar Design Software

Using PROFIS Rebar, our online design tool, you can make quick calculations based on shear friction theory—and arrive at a simple, approved solution for nearly any post-installed rebar application.

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Post-Installed Reinforcing Bar Guide

Post-Installed Reinforcing Bar Guide

Comprehensive information on post-installed rebar theory, design, and installation.

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