I am getting conflicting answers on a small house rebar schedule. Some contractors claim rebar is not needed, others say wire mesh if fine, others don’t think #4 bar is needed and said #3 is fine, etc.
I called out for #4 rebar at 12″ oc
Rebar costs = $4.70 per 20′ stick (#4) (21×35 pad)
So on a 3 feet on center pad = 19 sticks or $90
On a 1 foot on center pad = 56 sticks or $263
That’s a $173 difference, right?
Yet that one contractor said it will cost a “fortune” for the rebar at 1 foot on center. He wasn’t talking about the labor but about the rebar. How is $260 vs $90 a “fortune” ? Unless my math is off?!?!
I could lay rebar myself. It’s not rocket science.
Some of these contractor are so full of hot air, it’s unbelievable.
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