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Why you Need Corrosion-resistant TMT Iron Rods for your Building

Why reinforced concrete corrodes

The strength of the larger parts of a structure is derived from the TMT iron rods that hold the concrete firm. Consequently, if local iron rods, which have low rust or corrosion resistance, are used to build a structure, especially in humid areas where weather conditions cause high level of corrosion, the entire structure is not safe.

Corrosion is a natural process that occurs when the iron rods used to reinforce concrete rust.

How corrosion occurs

Corrosion is an electrochemical process. It starts when certain materials, which are very harmful to iron rods, begin to penetrate reinforced concrete.

Electrons migrate from the anodic zone to the cathodic zone, releasing ferrous ions at the anode and hydroxide ions at the cathode. This leads to a potential difference between the anodic and cathodic areas at the surface of the steel reinforcement.

This results in the creation of rust. Rust causes the surrounding concrete to crack and become damaged. These cracks then make their way to the surface of the concrete which causes even more CO2 and chloride to penetrate the concrete and speed up the process of corrosion.

What corrosion-resistant TMT iron rods offer

The manufacturing process of Thermo-Mechanically-Treated (TMT) iron rods gives them enhanced rust and corrosion resistance. This is one of the reasons why they are better than local iron rods. TIGER TMT iron rods, the best TMT brand in Nigeria, have greater corrosion resistance because they have perfect chemistry and the right carbon content which make them to withstand rust and corrosion, and enhance total life of the structure from the time of construction.

  • Durability and longevity
  • Corrosion-resistant TMT iron rods will protect your building from corrosion whether or not you reside in areas with regular and high exposure to corrosion. This improves the longevity of the building.

  • Long-term financial benefits
  • The damage caused by corrosion needs a lot of repairs and maintenance to correct which will definitely cost you more. Constant repairs also reduce the lifespan of a building. A corrosion-resistant TMT iron rods guide against the losses that may be incurred due to the repairs.

  • Perfect ductility and strength
  • The unique manufacturing process of TMT iron rods gives them high yield strength and ductility that make your building withstand natural disasters and keep it strong for decades.

  • Peace of mind
  • Peace of mind and assurance come with the knowledge that your building is built with the best and high quality TMT iron rods. You will sleep with your eyes firmly shut knowing full well that your building is capable of standing the test of time.

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Use TIGER TMT iron rods for all construction types

TIGER TMT iron rods have greater anti-corrosion properties than any other brand. This is enabled by the automated labs and the most modern testing equipment which are used to test the microstructure.

By resisting corrosion, TIGER TMT iron rods are able to bear huge load of a complete structure and protect it from spalling and cracking.

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