Frequently Asked Rebar Questions

Reinforcing bar, commonly known as "rebar" is a steel bar used in many contrsuction applications. Harris Supply Solutions offers steel rebar in a wide variety of sizes and grades, as well as black rebar and epoxy coated rebar. Below are some frequently asked questions about rebar that should help you find the information that you are looking for.

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  • Q. Are there different types of rebar?

    A. Yes, rebar will vary with strength (yield), and coating.

  • Q. What is the average price of rebar?

    A. There is no average price for rebar; rebar is a commodity and is a function of supply and demand.

  • Q. What are the most common rebar sizes?

    A. The most common sizes of rebar are #4 and #5 rebar which is used is residential and light commercial construction, as well as, commercial construction. To see all of the rebar sizes we provide, visit our rebar sizes page.

  • Q. What grades of rebar do you carry?

    A. Grade 40, Grade 60, Grade 100.

  • Q. What dimensions / lengths of rebar do you carry?

    A. We inventory #3-#11, lengths will vary with size, however; we carry 20’, 30’, 40’, and 60’.

  • Q. What are the benefits of epoxy coated rebar?

    A. Longer life cycle than black rebar.

  • Q. What is the cost difference between steel rebar & epoxy coated or black rebar?

    A. Epoxy costs approximately 25% more than black bar.

  • Q. Can I weld epoxy coated steel?

    A. No.

  • Q. How does epoxy coated steel reinforcing bar (rebar) compare to galvanized rebar?

    A. Epoxy is readily available from multiple sources, galvanized is not. Galvanized may have embrittlement issues that develop when bending rebar. Galvanized is significantly more expensive than epoxy.

  • Q. How does epoxy coated steel reinforcing bar (rebar) compare to stainless steel reinforcing bar?

    A. Stainless cost several multiples more than epoxy. Stainless cannot be utilized with black or epoxy bar due to corrosion issues.

  • Q. Why is UV exposure time harmful for epoxy coated rebar?

    A. UV over time breaks down the fusion-bonded epoxy coating on rebar.

  • Q. What is the difference between ASTM A775 and ASTM A934?

    A. ASTM A775 are coated in straight conditions and then bent; ASTM A934 bar are bent and then coated with epoxy. ASTM A775 requires impact test, and abrasion test that are different than that of ASTM A93.

  • Q. How do I calculate the weight per foot for steel?

    A. Weight per foot will vary with bar size, please see our bar chart on the rebar page for weight per foot.

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