With a diamond blade handsaw or a parrot beak cutters. Much easier than steel!
Very minimal. RockRebar® always has slightly less thermal expansion than concrete. Steel always has more allowing micro cracks and moisture intrusion.
Volcanic rock and no. Our rebar also contains quartz and Dacron, neither of which are metal.
Our Basalt is mined and refined into fibers in Eastern Europe and Asia (5 locations), but plan to have it mined in western US in near future. The entire production process is completed here in South Florida.
Yes, approx 1/3 of the earth’s crust is made of Basalt.
3%, same as concrete which means the maximum load put on basalt at the same time of max load of concrete therefore making basalt reinforcement the perfect reinforcement for concrete.