How to Tell if Steel Has Been Galvanized

If you’re working on a job that calls for galvanized steel you want to be sure that’s what you’re using. Just out of the hot-dipping process, galvanized steel has a bright appearance that quickly changes to gray. It’s not necessarily obvious though when steel has been galvanized, which is why, on a surprisingly regular basis, […]

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5 Galvanized Steel FAQs

We receive many frequently asked questions about our hot-dip galvanizing process and more. So, we thought we would take the top 5 questions we get asked and answer them in less than 300 words! Q: Do you use chemicals in your galvanization process? A: We use some acids and bases to clean the material prior […]

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5 Reasons to Choose Galvanized Steel for Your Project

Structural steel often is the material of choice for modern builders. And when design calls for structural steel, the best choice is usually galvanized steel. Here are five reasons why. Galvanized steel is strong and reliable. Hot-dip galvanized steel has the same bend, impact properties, proof strength, and tensile strength of any other structural steel, […]

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Hot-Dip Galvanizing vs. Zinc-Rich Primer Coat

Corrosion engineers agree that hot-dip galvanizing offers longer-lasting protection than treating with a zinc-rich primer coat. But which method of protecting steel from construction and fabrication makes better financial sense? Let’s start by contrasting the two methods of protecting steel against rust. How Hot-Dip Galvanizing Works Dipping steel in molten zinc is the generations-old process […]

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Does Galvanized Steel Rust?

If rust is a concern either use a metal that doesn’t corrode, or coat one that does. Metals that don’t rust – looking at you, stainless steel – carry a cost penalty, and often a performance one too. Coating lets you use a metal that’s less expensive and often easier to work. Paint is the […]

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