Piers, ports or docks that have an underwater area as part of its construction will likely need stainless steel screws to hold it together and to protect against corrosion. Most times, screws made from stainless steel are preferred because of their ability to resist corrosion under any type of weather condition among other benefits. Even so, it is important for the screws to be used as required, if they are to be effective in the areas where they are placed. At Marsh fasteners , we believe that following best practices when working with stainless steel screws in marine construction will go a long way in ensuring that they work as expected.
Although these screws may have slight differences depending on the manufacturer, you will still need to adhere to the best practices listed below.
1. Always choose the correct grade:
Stainless steel screws come in different grades and so it is important to choose the best one for your marine construction. These fasteners experience no corrosion when used appropriately which makes it crucial to select the right grade at all times.
2. Always pair with similar metals:
When dissimilar metals are placed next to each other, the result is galvanic corrosion especially for the metals that come into contact with stainless steel. It is therefore advisable to pair stainless screws with similar metals to reduce chances of the area getting corroded.
3. Always use appropriate fastening tools:
Although these screws are stiff and do not get easily damaged, it is important for them to be fastened using appropriate tools. These tools will ensure that the screws are fixed well and will be able to hold the materials for the expected time period.
Apart from stainless steel screws, Marsh Fasteners also offers other quality products such as:
- Stainless Steel Bolts
- Stainless Steel Nuts
- Stainless Steel Washers
- And more
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