Stainless Steel fasteners provide better corrosion resi […]
Stainless Steel fasteners provide better corrosion resistance than coated fasteners
due in part to their alloy composition. There are different grades of stainless steel
available for varying applications. There are also different sub-classes within the
grades that are relative to the alloy percentages in the composition. A key element in corrosion protection is the percentage of Nickel in the fastener's composition.
The process used when fastening to concrete has basically remained unchanged over the years. Although there are epoxy/chemical type anchors in use today, the majority of anchors rely on the same principles that were developed many years ago.
Fastening to concrete is unique compared to other fastening applications, such as fastening two pieces of metal together by using a screw or a bolt and nut. Concrete anchors of any type are much more difficult to use and install correctly.
Threaded rod is a fastening bar or rod threaded along its length. Threaded rod is generally produced from cold-rolled steel. Rolled threads offer increased strength, uniform accuracy and a higher degree of surface finish than machine-cut threads, in addition to being lower cost.
Threaded rod can be used with standard nuts and washers and may be used in standard stock lengths or cut by customer to the length required.