Buildings or structures placed in coastal or other corrosive environments require special rust protection. Steel is by far the most widely used metal in our time. The major drawback of steel is its high corrosion rate in many environments. Corrosion usually leads to damage to the metal’s function, its surroundings, or the technical systems it’s a part of. Therefore, corrosion protection of steel structures holds significant economic importance.
Hot-dip galvanizing of steel is the most optimal rust protection for steel and requires minimal external maintenance. There are examples of details and structures that were hot-dip galvanized more than 100 – 150 years ago and are still rust-protected and fully functional.