Frequently Asked Questions
“What do you mean when you say there are no overlapping materials or surfaces?”
Take trash receptacles for example. Most receptacles are made from numerous vertical
and horizontal metal slats welded together. When two pieces of metal overlap small gaps are created. If this overlap is not fully welded then the coating cannot penetrate the gaps and provide a weather resistant seal. Water is then able to enter the gaps between the metal pieces and eat away at the metal. Rust streaks soon appear and the aesthetics of the receptacle or bench are compromised.
Having no overlapping materials means that we have eliminated many potential corrosion
points. Rather than cutting and then welding numerous vertical and horizontal slats
together we use a CNC laser to cut the main components of our receptacles and benches out of a single sheet of steel.
“You advertise that you have eliminated many welds and that the welds you do have are full welds. Why is that so important?”
The standard practice in the site furnishing industry is to employ partial or “tack” welds.
The more of these partial welds you have on a piece of site furniture the greater chance of corrosion that exists. Similar to the previous example, partial welds create a pocket or gap that is not properly powder coated in the finishing process. Partial welds allow water to attack the metal and compromise the piece.
We laser cut our benches and receptacles out of single sheets of steel. Then, using a
CNC press brake, we bend them into the desired shape. This eliminates several feet of welding.The welds that we do have on our site furniture are all complete welds with no gaps, cracks, or voids. This practice enables us to powder coated every surface completely and not leave any bare metal exposed to the elements.
“What is so great about your patent-pending pivot lock system on your receptacles?”
When a typical receptacle is attached to a substrate, usually concrete, three or four lag
bolts are used to anchor the receptacle in place. These bolts are difficult to install and more difficult to remove when you need to remove the receptacle for cleaning or maintenance.
The patent-pending pivot-lock system allows the installer to easily bolt the stainless
steel mounting flange to the substrate and then lock the receptacle in place. Maintenance
crews can also easily remove the receptacle to clean underneath. A security bolt and nut or
lock can be employed to eliminate unauthorized removal of the receptacle.
“Why are stainless steel contact points so important?”
Stainless steel contact points mean that our benches and receptacles won‘t rust from
the bottom up even if the contact points are scuffed or scraped during installation.
“You mean I can put any logo on a bench or receptacle that I want at no additional charge?”
That’s right. We believe that customization should not come with a custom price tag.
Your logo on our receptacle and bench will go a long way to establish your brand and give a sense of identity to your site.