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Hot Dip Galvanised Steel Building Products
Hot Dipped Galvanised Building Products
Why use retaining wall steel posts?
For a straight and stable steel retaining wall, using steel posts is essential. After all, your walls are only as durable as the elements that keep them upright. We use galvanised steel posts to ensure that your walls can withstand pressure, as well as making sure that your concrete sleepers remain perfectly in place. This secures the overall stability of your wall. Depending on your wall or fencing needs, we offer several steel post designs including SHS steel posts, steel lintels, reinforcing steel, retaining wall steel, T bars, galvanised angle steel and more. Plus, we can also provide metal retaining wall post brackets, which will allow you to connect your fence post to the retaining wall post.
What are the benefits and features of retaining wall steel posts
One of the main benefits of retaining wall galvanised steel posts is that they’re light and easy to install, making them much more convenient than other material variants like timber. This also makes them easy to store, handle and transport no matter the size of your operation. Their simple design, which can include both solid and ribbed angles, is cost-effective, durable and long-lasting – so you can rest assured that your walls and fences are as safe as possible.
What is galvanising and why is it better?
Galvanising is the process of using a layer of zinc to coat steel and other materials. Passing the steel through a molten batch of zinc creates a strong protective layer that prevents steel from being exposed to corrosion and other elements. You can generally identify galvanised steel products by spotting the crystalised pattern on their surface known as a spangle. Items that are galvanised must be completely clean so that the molten hot zinc can bond properly to the material. Steel with heavy mill scale and other rust issues may need to be acid-cleaned to ensure that the galvanisation process will work.
Specialist supplier of galvanised steel lintels
When it comes to galvanised steel lintels in Melbourne, Instant Steel Solutions has the knowledge and experience to provide you with exactly what you need. Galvanised using the hot-dip technique, all of our steel lintels are durable, reliable and made to industry standards. If you’re after a provider that you can trust to make certain that your galvanised steel lintels will arrive at your worksite on time and in perfect condition, choose Instant Steel Solutions as your specialist provider. Whether you need standard shapes and sizes or custom-made products, we’ll be able to help you complete your work efficiently. We only supply the highest quality steel lintels. Contact us today.
Galvanised Steel FAQ:
Q: Will hot-dipped galvanised steel rust?
A: Hot-dipped galvanised steel prevents rust far longer than paint, but it can eventually rust.
Q: Is there a difference between galvanised and hot-dipped galvanised?
A: Yes, galvanised steel is weaker and relatively cheaper than hot-dipped galvanised steel. Choosing between the two depends on your project needs for product strength, weight and composition.
Q: How can you tell hot-dip galvanised steel?
A: The only certain way to determine if steel is hot-dip galvanised is to run laboratory testing.
Q: What happens if you burn galvanised steel?
A: Galvanised steel is suitable for high-temperature applications of up to 200 °C (392 °F). Anything above this level will result in the emission of dangerous zinc fumes.
Q: How long will hot-dip galvanising last?
A: Hot-dip galvanised steel will generally last between 35 to 50 years.
Q: Is hot-dip galvanising expensive?
A: Hot-dip galvanising is more expensive upfront than standard galvanising and painting, however in the long run it becomes cheaper as it’s more cost-effective due to its durability.
Q: Can you paint over hot-dipped galvanised steel?
A: Yes, if the surface of the steel is prepared properly galvanised steel can be painted.