There are many different types of ties used to secure reinforcing bars to each other. For speed and security, we prefer a double snap tie. This keeps the rebar in position against displacement, due to transportation and concrete placing. The double snap tie is quite simple to execute. The tie wire is doubled over and then wrapped once around the crossing bars in a diagonal manner, with the wire ends on top. The wires are then twisted together with a pair of pliers until they are tight against the rebar. The wire is then cut with pliers. An additional twist may also be applied to guarantee the bars have a snug fit. Repeat the process at all junction points to complete the rebar cage.