Using the right quality steel, improves the quality of construction and makes your home more durable. Here are a few steps to ensure that you're buying the right steel when you’re building a house.
The first thing you should check is an ISI mark, which means the steel rod has been tested for quality.
Always buy steel from a reputed brand. Note that the diameter, grade and weight of the rods should be as specified by the engineer.
Bend the steel rod gradually and ensure there are no cracks
Make sure the rod is free of rust and loose paint coatings, and the ribs of the steel are intact.
Remember, always store steel rods on wooden planks rather than on the ground, as the ground's moisture can cause rust.