Steel Bar Grate
Steel grating, also sometimes called steel bar grating, comes in an assortment of widths, finishes, and grating thickness. The pattern of the grating is also available in several designs, such as squares, rectangles, and diamonds. These patterns allow for lots of airflow and drainage, which adds to the safety when used in certain construction projects as it reduces the likelihood of a person slipping due to water or liquid buildup.
Common Uses for Steel Bar Grating
While this grating metal can be used in many types of building projects, common uses for steel bar grating include:
The Strongest Fences and Grates
Construction projects often use this type of steel supply for fence and gate projects, because when made with steel these are extremely strong. When the project calls for a sturdy fence, this is the product to use. Steel bar gratings won’t bend or sway if a person leans on them, and it works great at keeping people in line at amusement parks or out of areas where they should not be.
Quick Cleanup for Trailer Beds
When used on trailer beds, the gaps between the bars allow dirt, liquids, and debris to escape freely. This is great for people who haul messy loads, such as farmers and cattle haulers. Instead of having to scoop out the mess with a shovel, all that’s needed is a quick sweep with a broom or even a spray with a water hose. Unlike a wood trailer, a one made with metal grates isn’t going to absorb water and rot over time. Loose nails on the trailer are also not a concern, as these aren’t made with nails.
Strong Enough to Hold a Semi-Truck
Many bridges are made using steel bar grating because this material is strong enough to hold up even the heaviest of vehicles. When used for this type of project the material may be referred to as bridge decking. It’s made to withstand repetitive loads and the wear and tear of constantly being driven on. Steel grating is also used for pedestrian bridges, boardwalks, sidewalks, and more.
Drains to Prevent Flooding
Many people see steel bar grating on a daily basis and don’t even realize it. Check out the bathroom floors in public places, such as in malls, at the park, or at grocery stores. Many of these public places are built with a slightly sloped bathroom floor that leads to a drain in the floor. The drain can be small or large, but it’s usually made out of this type of material. If the bathroom starts to flood, the slope of the floor helps send the liquids towards the drain. The metal bars keep people from falling in the hole, but the grates still allow the liquids down and out of the restroom. These drains are also common in kitchens, on sidewalks, or many other places that are prone to flooding.
In conclusion, there are many great uses for grating made of steel bar. Some people see and use items made of these on a daily basis and never even realize it. No matter the project, there is a size, material, and finishing option that would fit the project perfectly.
Grating size chart
Available in both bare carbon steel and hot dipped galvanized.