If you work in the roads, highways, and traffic sector, it is to essential protect your steel structures from corrosion. The safety of our roads becomes compromised if steel barriers, bridges and overpasses become corroded. Galvanizing steel in the roads and highways sector ensures the public stay safe while travelling, while keeping your maintenance costs and downtime to a minimum.
Hot dip galvanizing is the process of submerging iron or steel into a bath of molten zinc. The zinc coating forms a metallurgical bond with the steel, creating a durable barrier that can withstand harsh environmental conditions. There are numerous benefits of hot dip galvanizing for all companies, but it is especially important for the roads and highways sector.
Corroded steel structures, such as bridges or guardrails, can pose safety hazards to motorists and pedestrians. Weakened structures may not be able to withstand the required loads or impacts, potentially leading to accidents or injuries.
Motorway barriers; bridge and overpass barriers; and barrier systems are some of the key components in the road and highway sector that benefit from galvanizing. Thousands of people drive on roads daily, and the strength of these components is vital for ensuring the safety of the public.
Away from the roads, the wider traffic industry can benefit from galvanized safety gates to assist with traffic flow.
Galvanizing has many advantages and benefits for your highway projects, including: