Steel in the atmosphere undergoes a spontaneous and irreversible degradation caused by the aggressiveness of the exposure environment. Corrosion leads to a gradual reduction in the properties of the material, which, for example, if it concerns load-bearing structures, manifests itself in the gradual reduction of the mechanical resistance and of the sustainable loads due to the reduction of the resistant sections
Hot-dip galvanizing is a surface coating process whose purpose is to protect steel from corrosion by utilizing the properties of zinc. The coating is obtained by immersion in the molten zinc at about 450 ° C and is able to guarantee a double protection: passive type, because it physically separates the steel surface from aggressive agents with the simple barrier effect and active type, because zinc operates cathodic protection against iron due to the difference in electrochemical potential between metals.
For this reason Gaia uses hot-dip galvanizing on all its creatures b>, preserving them for decades from the aggressiveness of rust and guaranteeing all its products. Our intervention is not limited to the galvanization of products; after this process every piece of furniture or component of a structure is carefully cleaned by a highly specialized craftsman, every little form of impurity or residue due to the galvanization itself is removed, for a visually impeccable result. It is a painstaking work that takes care of the product as much as possible and protects it over time.