Anchor bolts can be ordered in either black or galvanized depending on the requirements of the project.
The difference between the two is that “black” construction fasteners (also called plain) are uncoated fasteners that haven’t been dipped in any type of coating material. These fasteners are for those projects where galvanization is not needed.
Galvanization is a term referring to an anchor bolt that has be dipped in a bath of molten zinc in order to coat the entire fastener. The zinc outer coating is for those anchor bolts that are going to need protection from corrosion. This happens when water or moisture is introduced to the anchor bolt on a regular basis. The zinc outer coating acts as a repellent and a first defense against moisture. Galvanizing is also favored as a means of protective coating because of its low cost, ease of application and relatively long life.
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Anchor bolts that are galvanized provide excellent resistance to corrosion as well as long term structural integrity in humid or coastal climates. The galvanizing process for anchor bolts involves total immersion of the anchor bolts into cleaning solutions and molten zinc. All interior surfaces of the nuts as well as the exterior surfaces of the anchor bolts are coated. This includes the inside threads of nuts and the threads on anchor bolts, since corrosion tends to occur on the inside threads of nuts where there can be increased humidity and condensation can occur. Anchor bolts with no protection on the threads are more likely to corrode. Corroded anchor bolts can lead to concerns of the integrity of the structural connection.
Anchor Bolt Source provides galvanized anchor bolts that undergo the galvanizing process at the anchor bolt fabrication facility. This provides extremely competitive pricing on galvanized anchor bolts and some of the best delivery times possible. We hope you consider Anchor Bolt Source for your next requirement for galvanized anchor bolts. We are always working to provide you with the best quality, pricing and delivery of anchor bolts in the industry. Anchor Bolt Source provides high-quality, anchor bolts and embedded steel. For more information please visit the Anchor Bolt Source website.
February 18, 2009 9:53 am
Construction fasteners are used in various types of applications so itâ€™s important to make sure youâ€™re getting the correct fastener for the respective project. A few things should be considered when choosing a construction fastener for your project.
Hereâ€™s a basic list to help you make the right choice:
Application – What will the construction fastener be used for?
Body Design – The shape of the boltâ€™s body is directly correlated to the application it is suited for.
Diameter – The bigger the bolt the stronger the hold.Â This does not mean that you want the bolt bigger than necessary.Â That would be a waste of materials and will ultimately prove to be a bigger burden than its purpose.
Thread Type – Different thread types are designed to create different holds. This is important if you are working on a project that has potential to strip a bolt.
Material – The material of the bolt will also help decide the strength of the bolt. Different materials are suited for different projects just like their body design.
Drive Type â€“ Does your project require the ability to unscrew the construction fastener easily?Â Or are you constructing something that needs to be a more permanent piece?Â Depending on the drive type the bolt can sway either way.
Itâ€™s important to be wise with your decision.Â If youâ€™re unsure, try to get a professional to assist you before you make your purchase.
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