There is much more than steel at risk when you consider anything but galvanizing to protect the life of your structure. Metallic corrosion costs the North America economy almost $423 billion annually. For true sustainability, the steel must be coated to improve its durability. Hot-dip galvanizing is the process of metallurigcally bonding zinc to steel. Galvanized steel utilizes 100% naturally abundant zinc. The zinc used in hot dip galvanizing is infinitely recyclable and provides a maintenance free corrosion protection that lasts for decades.
Did You Know?
- Hot-dip galvanizing contains no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
- Steel is the most recycled product in the world
- Zinc and steel are 100 percent recyclable
- 30 percent of all zinc used comes from recycled materials
- Recycled by-products are used in agriculture and other industries
- Hot-dip galvanized steel contributes points/credits toward LEED® Certification