What is Paspayı?

Paspayı (rebar spacer) is a device that secures the reinforcing steel in reinforced concrete structures as the rebar is assembled in place before the final concrete pour. The spacers are left in place to keep the reinforcing in place, and become a permanent part of the structure.

Function:

In every reinforced concrete construction the positioning of steel rebars in the volume of concrete is specified. This cover typically varies between 10 and 100 mm. The statics of every concrete construction are designed such that steel and concrete properties are combined in order to achieve the maximum possible strength and to prevent the long-term corrosion of steel. Rebar spacers secure the correct position of steel, thus assisting in the practical application of the theoretical specifications of concrete construction.

The use of spacers is particularly important in areas with high earthquake activity in combination with corrosive environment