Minimum reinforcing in footing Minimum reinforcing in footing m1208 (Structural) (OP) 22 Feb 14 00:28 For isolated concrete footing, I check the required flextural rebar with 0.002bh (minimum) and the temperature rebar with 0.0018bh. Is this a conservative method when the foundation depth is shallow? RE: Minimum reinforcing in footing dik (Structural) 22 Feb 14 09:47 In some environs, footings are exempt from minimum flexural reinforcing requirements. For small footings I often use unreinforced plain concrete. If your minimum steel meets your flexural needs, then you should be run with it. Dik RE: Minimum reinforcing in footing JAE (Structural) 22 Feb 14 12:59 For a long and entertaining thread on this topic - check out this: thread507-251751: How to place minimum steel in a rectangular footing?