Galvanizing for Contractors | Galvanizers Association

Durable and Reliable

In the ever-increasing complexity of today’s construction sector, ensuring that projects are completed on time and to budget has become ever more important. Use of construction materials that can help in the time critical build programme can prove to be of major benefit.

Hot dip galvanizing structural steel can aid in the fast erection of steelwork without need for any additional on-site work. The coating characteristics also offer the extra benefit of being able to withstand the rigours of transport and on-site handling.

 Other major benefits of using galvanizing are:

  • durability – average life up to 60 years
  • factory controlled fast application – average turnaround 3 days (24 hours available from some plants)
  • self healing
  • easy to renovate
  • reliable
Up to 170 years of protection

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Hot dip galvanizing corrosion map

This map provides data for the atmospheric corrosion rate of hot dip galvanizing. Search for a location and hover over the 10 km grid to obtain the corrosion rate. The map legend can be used to find the average life of an 85 µm coating within the area.

Corrosion rate key
Average Corrosion Rate(µm/year) 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5
Average Life of 85µm galvanized coating(years) 170 85 57 43 34

Average background corrosion rates for zinc. Each grid square is 10km².