Categories for Specialty Steel Products

The Use of Bollards and Bumper Posts

October 22, 2019 7:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’ve all seen them as we navigate through traffic—steel yellow pylons jutting out of the concrete about three feet high. They’re known as bollards, or bumpers, and when it comes to keeping people safe and keeping cars where they belong, safety bollards in Indiana cannot be beaten. To the average observer, these posts may seem one-note, but thanks to innovations in design and technology, bollards serve several a number of purposes in modern society. Full-time traffic cop Perhaps the most important use for bollards and bumper posts in Indiana is their function as traffic stops. A gently bending curve of... View Article

In Need of Trash Enclosure Gates? We’ve Got You Covered with Our Specialty Steel Products in Indiana

May 3, 2018 4:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Many cities have ordinances that require the use of fences or screens around commercial dumpsters. These trash enclosure gates can help keep a friendlier, more attractive appearance around commercial properties while also providing other benefits for business owners. We are pleased to offer these trash enclosure gates among our selection of specialty steel products in Indiana. Here are a few of the benefits associated with these gates: Your customers will appreciate it: Customers can be turned off by the sight of piles of garbage and debris around your property. An attractive trash enclosure will keep your garbage out of sight,... View Article

What Is a Hollow-Core Slab?

April 19, 2018 4:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

At Benchmark Fabricated Steel, one of the specialty steel products in Indiana that we make for our steel construction clients is hollow-core slabs. Also occasionally referred to as hollow-core planks, voided slabs or concrete planks, these are precast slabs of pre-stressed concrete that are commonly used in building floors for multi-story apartment buildings and condominiums. While this sort of material can be used in just about any environment, it is especially popular in countries where there has been a major emphasis on precast concrete for purposes of home construction, including countries in Northern Europe and some of Eastern Europe’s former... View Article

The Perks of Metal Roofing

March 22, 2018 11:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Are you considering using metal roofing for your commercial building? If so, it’s important you collect as much knowledge about metal roofing as possible before you make your final decision. Roofing in general is a big investment for your property, so you should take some time to carefully weigh the pros and cons of metal versus other types of roofing materials, such as wood, tile and asphalt. With this in mind, here are some of the perks of using metal roofing and other specialty steel products in Indiana for your project: Weight: Tile and concrete are extremely heavy, coming in... View Article

How to Maintain Metal Roofing

February 21, 2018 4:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As far as roofing materials go for commercial buildings, metal roofing systems provide an incredible bang-for-your-buck factor; they’re highly reliable and stand up to wear and tear better than just about any material out there, meaning they also require relatively little maintenance or upkeep, especially compared to other roofing systems. With just a little care, you can have a metal roof that lasts the whole life of your business. In this post, we’ve collected some tips for maintaining metal roofing, which come from our 47 years of experience as providers of specialty steel products in Indiana. Regular maintenance tasks Regular... View Article