Bearing Plates, in both Plain and Hot Dip Galvanized (HDG) versions, play a pivotal role in the world of concrete reinforcement, designed to evenly distribute load and add extra stability to structures. They are installed at the points of highest stress where the structural element (often a beam or column) intersects with the concrete base.
The Plain Bearing Plates are made from high-quality steel, providing substantial support to structures and ensuring longevity. However, in environments where the risk of corrosion is high, the HDG Bearing Plates are often the preferred choice. Hot Dip Galvanizing is a process wherein the steel plate is coated with a layer of zinc to protect it from rusting and deterioration caused by moisture and other environmental factors.
Each bearing plate is precision-engineered to ensure it can endure the heavy loads imposed upon it, and to help prevent any unwanted movement within the structure. They are a crucial component in many construction projects, contributing to the overall strength and stability of reinforced concrete structures. Bearing Plates – Plain and HDG, thus play an indispensable part in guaranteeing the longevity and safety of constructions.