In this post, we’ll explore the common issues with wet storage and what CSM does to alleviate this problem. We’ll explain why storing inventory and product in a climate controlled warehouse and protecting your products with tarps are essential to preserving their quality and ensuring they meet the necessary standards. By following best practices for warehouse storage and tarping, we are able to protect your products and ensure that they meet our customers’ expectations.
Problems with Wet Storage
If moisture gets in between the sheets of deck in bundles or between wraps of a coil, it will result in white rust of the Galvanized material. White Rust is not a structural failure, but can cause unslightly visual blemishes on the deck. The staining may be more prominent in deck that is painted white.
Ensuring Quality Metal Deck Products with Climate Control Warehouse Storage and Tarping Trucks when Necessary
At CSM Metal Deck, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality metal deck products. To ensure that our products arrive at the job site in pristine condition, we store our coil inventory in a climate controlled warehouse to protect from humidity and condensation which can cause white rust and corrosion. After production, the finished steel deck bundles are stored in our warehouse or in a covered warehouse shed to protect them moisture. We take every precaution to ensure that our products remain dry and protected until they are shipped to our customers.
During transport, we always make sure to tarp deliveries if there is any chance that they may be exposed to the weather. This ensures that our metal deck products arrive at the job site in the same condition they were when they left our warehouse. At CSM Metal Deck, we understand that construction schedules can be tight, and delays can be costly. That’s why we take every precaution to ensure that our customers receive their metal deck products on time and in perfect condition.
We are committed to providing exceptional customer service and ensuring that our metal deck products exceed our customers’ expectations. By utilizing climate control and tarping, we can ensure that our metal deck products will contribute to the success of our customers’ construction projects. Trust CSM Metal Deck for high-quality metal deck products that are protected and delivered with care.
Proper Storage at the Jobsite
The steel deck installer and general contractor needs to know the importance of proper storage at the jobsite. All of our bundles come with the following label which explains proper storage:
WARNING – IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
To avoid moisture damage to this material, including water stains and white rust, the following precautions should be taken:
*STORE BUNDLES IN A WELL-VENTILATED, DRY LOCATION
*DO NOT ALLOW MOISTURE TO REMAIN BETWEEN SHEETS
*Cut metal shipping bands
*Use wood blocking to elevate panels at least 1 ft off the ground
*Elevate one end higher to allow drainage
*Cover bundles with a ventilated waterproof covering
*Leave the bottom of cover loose to allow air circulation
*Never cover with plastic which causes sweating or condensation
FAILURE TO FOLLOW WITH THESE PRECAUTIONS WILL RESULT IN DAMAGE
About CSM Metal Deck
At CSM Metal Deck, we produce custom metal deck to match your specific requirements, with a range of depths, widths, and gauges at competitive prices. We also have readily available stock inventory, including metal roof deck, composite deck, and form deck, that is ready to ship.
Our manufacturing team at CSM is equipped with the expertise and resources to create a metal deck that fulfills the needs of your construction project. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for guidance and recommendations on selecting the best metal deck for your unique construction application. Contact us today to get started.