weathering steel Tag

Concern over “greener” or more “environmentally-friendly” choices has never been greater, especially in bridge construction. Sustainability revolves around three pillars–social, environmental, and economic. Essentially, a bridge build should consider the environment, but also improve the economy and social situation of the area the bridge is built in: 

Dri-Design is an industry leader in architectural facades with nearly endless design possibilities, offering an unlimited palette of colors, finishes, materials, textures and custom perforations. We supply Dri-Design with ASTM A606-4 weathering steel sheet for building panel systems for a variety of projects – office buildings, mixed use, universities and hotels.  

Most low alloy steels have the tendency to rust, or corrode, over time as they are exposed to water and/or moisture in the air. Overtime, this rust layer becomes porous and detaches from the metal surface. One of the benefits of using corten steel, also referred to as weathering steel, is its ability to resist the corrosion that other low alloy steels experience. 

Weathering steel, commonly referred to as corten steel, is the only type of steel that does not require paint or a sealant to protect it from atmospheric corrosion. In fact, weathering steels are intentionally manufactured to provide this resistance to atmospheric corrosion as well as enhanced yield and tensile strength properties.