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Making the Most of Your Structural Steel Investment

March 25, 2019

Structural steel framing is a cost-effective, durable, and sustainable option when it comes to property construction. Steel is one of the strongest metals out there – making it the perfect material for maintaining the structural integrity needed in construction. While utilizing steel in construction applications are more ideal over other conventional structural options, steel will still deteriorate if not well-maintained.


Today we’ll offer a few preventative tips to maintain long-term durability for structural steel frame applications.


Conduct Regular Maintenance Checks


Be sure to follow scheduled maintenance checks when it comes to assessing the quality of your steel frame. Proper maintenance is an integral aspect of ensuring structural integrity. Be sure to record every instance of inspection, repair, or reinforcements over the lifetime of the frame. Note if weathering or extreme temperatures create moisture which could coalesce over time to create long-term issues.


Conduct Necessary Minor Repairs


Sometimes a small leak can sink a great ship. Never underestimate the severity of a perceived minor problem. Take measures to effectively deal with rust spots, cracks, or holes to ensure they do not result in larger issues down the road.


Check Mooring Fittings and Steel Piles


Check for broken, cracked, or rusted fittings and bolts and make the necessary repairs. Rust damages steel piles but reinforcing your H-piling will help to maintain structural integrity. Consider opting for a chemical or corrosion-protective coating to prolong frame durability.  In sum, proper maintenance is imperative to ensuring your steel framing maintains its structural integrity. Opting for quality steel framing will also set you up for success.

 Luckily, the knowledgeable and experienced team at Scarboro Steel believe that every successful project begins with a well-thought out structure, a qualified team, and the most innovative input. We fabricate quality-made steel framing, so you can invest in your project’s longevity. Call us today to learn more about our structural steel fabrication services.