Increases productivity by eliminating overhead lifting of heavy block over rebar. Allows for shift load transfer in J-hooked
rebar bond beam configuration. The STEEL-WICH™ (TRP) is a balanced system that holds rebar in place while installing
the next course of block. Reach down, turn rebar 90°, pull rebar up into place and turn 90° again to lock rebar.
The STEEL-WICH™ (TRP) eliminates need to grout block wall cores in sections, and allows for a monolithic pour of
grout (important in seismic zones). Minimizes rebar waste by an accurate and secure placement method and provides
superior structural strength by precise location of vertical reinforcing steel. The STEEL-WICH™ (TRP) allows for full
realization of the tensile strength of the rebar, thus meeting specified building code and design requirements (superior
splice joint). Promotes ergonomics, increases jobsite safety, and helps prevent impalement injury. Preserves block
integrity, helps eliminate blowouts, provides containment within vertical core, and prevents grout waste. The STEELWICH™ (TRP) Adjustable Rebar Positioner can be used to retrofit rebar in hollow unreinforced CMU walls.
Material: AISI C1065 Galvanized Carbon Spring Wire
Patent No. 6240688, 6141937 Made in the USA
Advantages For Using The "Steel-Wich Method"
Increases a Mason's Productivity and Reduces Labor costs,
with NO overrun costs whatsoever!
No Overhead lifting of heavy block over Rebar, "No
Rebar in your face"!
Ability to install reinforcing steel with limited overhead
clearance through the use of "Telescoping Rod Action".
Eliminates Rebar Waste, by accurate and secure placement
Provides superior structural strength in masonry wall
construction by precise location of vertical reinforcing
Full tensile strength of rebar may be realized, thus
meeting specified building codes and designs.
Eliminates the need to grout block wall cores in sections
and allows for a monolithic pour of grout.
Block integrity preserved, no waste of grout, controls
the flow of grout, and provides containment within the
Selective vertical and horizontal positioning of rebar
possible, ensuring natural and mechanical bonds with grout.
Allows vertical Rebar to "cross" horizontal
bond beam rebar at the top of masonry walls.
No problems with mechanical systems interfering with
Customize Rebar reinforcement on every job, without
the extra cost.
There are currently 3 Steel-Wich™ sizes available for various sizes of rebar.
Brad Dressler promotes the use of his invention, the Steel-Wich Telescoping Rebar Position to New York Governer David A. Paterson. He urges the Governer do what he can to help the city move away from antiquated building methods to methods that are safer and more cost effective.