What is Galvanization?

Galvanization(or galvanisation) is the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron, in order to prevent rusting. The term is derived from the name of Italian scientist Luigi Galvani.

Galvanizing is often though ot as the process of hot dip coating steel or iron with zinc.This stops moisture from rusting the base metal and provides a good measure of corrosion resistance. Galvanized steel products are common and relatively inexpensive. Look at the steel "steps" that are screwed into wooden power poles or the steel guardrails on motorways and you're almost certainly looking at galvanized steel.