Working with Steel

Working with SteelIt’s half of our name and it’s the name of our game. The RW Steel team works with steel on a regular basis and for good reason. It’s one of the strongest materials around and perfect for the retaining walls that we’re so well known for. We’re also well known for this blog because we prioritize sharing information with our customers and we champion the best of trends and experts in the area so that you feel like you’re in the driver’s seat. Changing your home is a big deal, whether it’s because you need to or you want to. A lot of the time, you don’t want to. You see the big dollar signs and you can only focus on the long road ahead, ensuring that the place where you put your feet up at the end of the day is the place you want to be. Relax. The RW Steel team has you covered. Today, we’ll dive into exactly why we work with steel and the positive impacts that it can have on your home.

First things first, let’s talk about exactly what steel is:

“Steel is an alloy of iron and other elements such as carbon. It is one of the most commonly used materials used in the construction industry due to its proven strength and durability. Steel construction has many advantages; an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, the ability to join metals together easily, the ability to form efficient shapes, and so on.

Structural steelwork is generally used to form a ‘skeleton’ frame of a building or other built asset, typically consisting of columns and beams which are riveted, bolted or welded together.”

Thank you Design Buildings. They sum it up well and speak to its many advantages.

But, the RW Steel team isn’t using it for those purposes, is it? We are focusing on retaining walls, which are more and more important as our climates and terrains change over time. They shift, they change, and you don’t want your home to move with them. So retaining walls are a fantastic way to make sure that your home isn’t going anywhere (especially not down any hills or due to any changes in weather).

Concrete is your other option, and we don’t have many bad things to say about it. We only have good things to say about both the materials that we use and the materials that our competitors use. We’re all in this game for one reason… to keep you safe and happy.

We’re sure that you have many questions when it comes to reinforcing the structure of your home and retaining walls at large. We’ve written about retaining walls in the past and we’ll continue to do so in the future. For now, study up on steel and reach out with any questions that you may have. Or comments! We’re excited to hear from you and can’t wait to make your house and property the best that it can possibly be.