Acceptance of wire mesh reinforcement shall be on the basis of certification from an approved steel fabricator and/or distributor.


Wire mesh used as reinforcement, when specified, shall be the size and spacing shown in the contract documents and shall meet the requirements of ASTM A-82, A-185, A-496, or A497.

Wire mesh requiring a PVC coating, the coating shall conform to the requirements of ASTM A-933. Wire mesh requiring an epoxy coating shall conform to ASTM A-884 Class A for concrete applications, and Class B for mechanically stabilized earth applications.


With each shipment to a project, the supplier shall furnish an identification list, invoice, or bill of materials along with Mill Test Reports. The paperwork shall identify the county, project, design number, and the contractor’s name. The Mill Test Report and the invoice shall identify the grade, heat number, ASTM designation, spacing and size of wire, length and width of sheets or roll and quantity in the shipment. The supplier shall furnish a certification stating that the attached Mill Certification and statements are applicable to the material itemized.


Wire mesh shall be fabricated in the USA and shall be made from domestic origin. Wire mesh shall be sufficiently free of rust and objectionable coatings, such as lubrication and grease.


For material furnished by a supplier approved on a project-by-project basis, the distributor, supplier and/or fabricator shall request approval to supply wire mesh reinforcement prior to its use and/or incorporation into the project.


The District Materials Engineer shall request the following:


1.    Mill Test Certification shall accompany each shipment.


2.    Proper documentation of the material as stated above.


3.    Sampling Testing: the District Materials Engineer shall secure a 24-inch x 24-inch sample. The sampling frequency shall be one sample per source per year.


WELDING – Steel Welded Reinforcement:


1.    Welders, welding operators, and tack welders shall be certified (per IM 559 and Article 2407.03E2)


2.    Compliance with the AWS D1.4 Structural Welding Code.


3.    Welding processes, SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW or other process shall be approved by the Engineer.


4.    Weld procedure specification (WPS) shall be required.





Armco Steel Corporation*

7000 Roberts Street

Kansas City, MO 64125


Ambassador Steel Corporation

6950 NE 14th Street, Suite 35

Ankeny, IA 50023-8903


Ambassador Steel Corporation

102 Palisades

Mt. Vernon, IA 52314


Ambassador Steel Corporation

1401 N. 15th Avenue East

Newton, IA 50208


CF & I Steel Corporation*

PO Box 1830

Pueblo, CO 81002


Construction Materials, Inc.

560 Waconia Court SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


Engineered Wire Products, Inc.*

PO Box 313

Upper Sandusky, OH 43351


Gate City Steel*

PO Box F

Sterling, IL 61081


Insteel Wire Products*

500 Klemp Road

Dayton, TX 77535


Insteel Wire Products*

PO Box 1122

Mount Airy, NC 27030


Intertrade Steel Corporation

5115 Mt. Vernon Road SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403


Iowa Steel & Wire Company

1500 Van Buren Street

Centerville, IA 52544


Ivy Steel & Wire*

PO Box 6447

Duluth, MN 55806


Insteel Wire Products

503 Forest Road

Hazelton, PA 18202


Insteel Wire Products

810 Atchison

St. Joseph, MO 64503


Ivy Steel & Wire*

PO Box 15633

Houston, TX 77220


Keystone Steel & Wire*

7000 S. Adams Street

Peoria, IL 61641


Oklahoma Steel & Wire

1041 South 1st Street

Madill, OK 73446


Quest Corporation

PO Box 366

Marion, IA 52302


W.G. Block Company

PO Box 3010

Davenport, IA 52808


Wisconsin Wire & Steel, Inc.

4365 N. 124th Street

Brookfield, WI 53005


*Acceptance and approval will be based on sampling and testing on a project-by-project basis.