Galvanized metal

Galvanized metal

Galvanized metal – any steel or iron which has been encapsulated with a corrosion resistant zinc coating either by hot dipping the metal in molten zinc or electroplating the metal with zinc.  This galvanization process protects the metal in two ways:

  • the coating forms a corrosion resistant barrier which prevents corrosive materials from contacting the underlying metal
  • The zinc continues to protect the metal even if it becomes scratched by acting as a sacrificial anode

 


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Tony is a life time resident of North Carolina with over 30 years experience in multiple facets of the industrial, commercial and residential construction industry. For the past 23 years he has owned and operated Wood's Home Maintenance Service, providing services primarily in Johnston, Wake and Sampson Counties of North Carolina. ______________ ______________________________________________________ The information contained in this Blog is opinion derived, from hands on experience of over 30 years in the construction industry and by extensive research by the author. All postulations are referenced to the geographic location in which this experience was gained.
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