How to Avoid Build-Up on Galvanized Steel

Maintaining a like-new finish on galvanized steel requires attention to two sets of activities. The first is preventing build-up on galvanized steel, and the second is removing build-up without damaging the zinc coating or the steel beneath it. Preventing Build-Up on Galvanized Steel The most important step in preventing corrosion on galvanized steel is keeping […]

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Regalvanize It: Everything You Need to Know About Galvanizing a Second Time

There are almost no structural materials with a longer life expectancy than galvanized steel. ASTM Standard A123 gives builders guidance on the expected time to first maintenance, the number of years galvanized steel will be in service before even the first 5 percent of the zinc coating needs to be renewed. In an industrial setting, […]

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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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Technical Galvanizing Tips

When working with galvanized steel, there are additional details and questions that some may have about the planning and design process of the project. So, we have decided to put together a list of our top 8 technical galvanizing tips we have observed over the 60+ years. Tip #1: Not all galvanized coatings are the […]

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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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