Expanded Metal Uses

If you’ve ever walked the streets of a city, you’ve walked over expanded metal. If you’ve ever taken a seat on a bench in the park during a crisp fall day, chances are you’ve sat on expanded metal. And, if […]

Types of Expanded Metal

Now, you may know some of the uses of expanded metal: grilling, ventilation, walkways, or stairs; however, not all expanded metal is built the same. There are various types of expanded metal – each created to fulfill a different need […]

Uses for Rebar

Reinforcing steel bars – otherwise known as Rebar for short – are primarily used to help alleviate tension forces that concrete may experience. Concrete on its own is plenty strong enough to go up against most forces of nature, but […]

Types of Rebar

The saying “bend but don’t break” is usually served to describe subpar defenses in a sports setting. However, with rebar, it is a way of life. Rebar is traditionally paired with structural concrete to reinforce the amount of stress and […]

Different Types of Bollards

If you’ve ever been to a gas station, grocery store, or anywhere that a car enters or exits, chances are you’ve encountered a bollard. Now, you may not have known the name of the protective barrier other than “that pole […]

The Truth About Wrought Iron

The next time you think you see a wrought iron gate on a structure less than 100 years old, think again; it’s probably mild steel! Wrought iron is a crude alloy with a carbon content below 1%. It doesn’t meet […]

Iron Fence vs Aluminum Fence

Congratulations! You have decided to put up a fence around your home or business? This fence can give you a lot of benefits — security, beauty, protection, noise barrier, value, and peace of mind. Not sure which kind of material […]

H-Beam vs I-Beam

The question of the day! Do you know how H-beams and I-beams are used differently? Keep reading and we will help you answer this important question. In the construction industry, many people still cannot explain this information properly. Steel beams […]

ETFE vs PTFE

When we picture the construction of the impossibly tall skyscrapers of New York or the industrial neighborhoods in our own town, steel and the like typically come to mind. But if you work in the construction industry, you likely deal […]