In the United States, reinforcing bar or “rebar” is graded according to its physical characteristics. The higher the grade, the wider and heavier the rebar is. #11 rebar is among the widest and heaviest of the available standard grades, and is thus well-suited for use in heavy-duty and demanding construction projects.
Rebar is primarily used to reinforce concrete, a task it is well suited for since concrete and steel have similar heat expansion coefficients. Steel rebar has superior tensile strength, decreasing concrete’s load-bearing stress. While smaller grades of rebar may be used in smaller-scale construction projects, #11 reinforcement bar is most frequently used in large, load-bearing structures like bridges, docks and large or tall buildings. Its metric or “soft size” equivalent is #36 rebar.
Physical Characteristics of #11 Rebar:
- "Soft" Metric Size: #36
- Weight per unit length: 5.313 pounds per foot (7.924 kg)
- Nominal diameter: 1.41 inches (35.81 mm)
- Nominal area: 1.56 square inches (1006 mm2)
At Harris Supply Solutions, we carry a comprehensive selection of rebar grades, including #11 rebar and a complete range of other standard sizes. As the largest supplier of rebar and steel remesh products in the United States, we offer an extensive production and delivery network that ensures our clients get the supplies they need on time—and for a very competitive price. We also offer custom-fabricated rebar if your construction, architecture or engineering product has unique needs. To learn more or to request a price quote, please contact a member of our sales team today.