A Grate Idea
San Francisco, CA United States | 2016
HOP Contracting Inc. strives to provide comprehensive services so the customer never has to go elsewhere. They are involved in industrial fabrication, construction, smart home, and metal & design. Satisfying their customers is their top priority along with providing them with nothing less than the absolute best. From the planning and construction phases, through the design, and to the final elements of adding the latest technological touches, they have it covered. In fact, HOP Contracting was recently hired by Comcast Corporation to fabricate their steel cable covers.
Comcast cited durability of hot-dip galvanizing in various environments as a primary reason for selecting it.
Walking along the streets in any downtown area, you will step on and over numerous manhole covers. A manhole cover is a removable plate used as a lid over the opening of a hole large enough for a person to pass through for maintenance and other work on underground utility vaults, pipes or cables. The covers can be made of concrete, cast iron, composites, fiberglass, plastic or steel.
Comcast was founded in 1963 as a small cable system company in Mississippi. In 1969, the company moved to Philadelphia and was renamed Comcast Corporation. Today, they are an American provider of cable television, entertainment and communications products and services. Comcast owns and installs manhole covers for their cable boxes. For decades, they have witnessed the abuse manhole covers go through when in use. The covers have to be able to withstand all weather conditions, various weight loads, de-icing salt in the winter, rough handling and more. These factors lead HOP Contracting and Comcast Corporation to the decision to use, not only steel covers but hot-dip galvanized steel covers.
Comcast cited the durability of hot-dip galvanizing in all types of environments as a primary reason for selecting the coating. Hot-dip galvanized steel not only provides superior corrosion protection but it will also provide an aesthetically pleasing uniform matte gray appearance for decades without any maintenance cost. Paint coatings provide a cosmetically pleasing appearance in the beginning but as time goes on this coating cannot withstand the hot and cold temperatures that various environments bring.
Unsightly corrosion and rust start to appear on paint-cracked areas, scratches and dented areas from normal service use, causing high maintenance cost throughout the lifetime of the product. Whether it is in the hot and humid temperatures of Florida or the cold and snowy weather in the northern states, Comcast can rest assured their covers are protected as hot-dip galvanizing is superior to all paint coatings in this application.
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