ECMIL At the very heart of concrete construction.

Rebar & Welded Mesh
are at the very heart of concrete construction. 

They give strength and flexibility to buildings and preserve their integrity, in the face of the increasing forces of nature.  

They are the foundation, stability and resistance in Caribbean structures.

Below we provide information about two of our extremely useful and reliable products.


Rebar, or reinforcing bar, is a common component in concrete applications, increasing the tensile strength performance of concrete, while distributing weight and preventing cracking and structural damage.

Concrete, which is an extremely strong and durable material, performs especially well under compression, but requires support to bear weight under tension, even if supported at each end.

For example, concrete performing well under compression, may only be able to support 10% of that load under tension.  

A  rebar structure is then added to make up the difference.

It resists stretching and bending and maintains the integrity of the concrete it supports.

Rebar comes in various grades and thicknesses. 
ECMIL provides standard sizes ranging from #2 to #7.

Architects and engineers choose the appropriate grade and thickness depending on the requirements of the concrete. 

Rebar is laid in a grid, the critical measurements being determined by the purpose of the casting. High tensile steel rebar is ridged, further ‘locking’ the bars into the concrete slab to create a strong bond.


Mild Steel Rods

High Tensile

Steel Rebar

Imperial Size

Items per Bundle

1/4" [6mm]

3/8” [10mm]

1/2" [12mm]

5/8" [16mm]

3/8” [10mm]

1/2" [12mm]

5/8" [16mm]

3/4” [19mm]

   1” [25mm]













All @ 19'6" [6m] lengths

Welded Mesh

Welded mesh, or Reinforcement Mesh Fabric is a flat grid of fabricated steel reinforcement material made from steel wire, designed to strengthen concrete.  

It is available in various sizes to accommodate a host of differing concrete projects.

It adds considerable strength and versatility to concrete works and is widely used in flat surface casting, such as roads, pathways and floors, as well as shaped concrete. It reduces and controls cracking, with a minimal use of rebar.



Sheet Size

Wire Gauge


16’ X 8.5’ X 6’’ square
[4.9m x 216mm x 152mm]


This versatile fabrication material is widely used in general construction and agriculture for the reinforcement of concrete structures, floor slabs and brick walls.


16’ X 8.5’ X 6’’ square
[4.9m x 216mm x 152mm]


A142 mesh is used in light duty domestic concreting in floor slabs and foundations with a thickness or depth of 100mm. The most common uses are pathways, driveways and garage bases (depending on the vehicle size and traffic levels).


16’ X 8.5’ X 6’’ square
[4.9m x 216mm x 152mm]


A193 is commonly used in light to heavy duty domestic and industrial concreting in walls and floor slabs with a thickness or depth ranging from 100mm to 200mm. It can be used in a single layer sheet for lighter applications, but heavy-duty applications would require 2 spaced layers.

We can provide all of these products to your construction specifications and suggest that, in the first instance, your architect/ draughtsman and/or construction professional assist you in their application, gauge and volume.

Further to this, we recommend the benefit of purchasing at our ex-factory prices and consolidating your order with other items from our comprehensive range of construction products, to enable a fast and productive start to your project.

Then contact our knowledgeable sale staff today, lets work together and discover why ECMIL is The Steel of The Region.

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NB. This article is for general information purposes only and is meant as an incentive to the reader, who should then research and seek advice from their architectural and construction professionals to confirm that the ideas expressed are possible within the building codes of their territory or within the limitations of their home's architecture. ECMIL only recommends their own products and third party products which they supply, as part of their company's roofing solutions to customers.