A product for heavy-duty jobs
Pleasanton, Calif.-based Simpson Strong-Tie launched large-diameter stainless-steel screw anchors for concrete and masonry. Designed for severely corrosive interior or exterior environments, the new stainless-steel Titen HD heavy-duty screw anchors deliver an advanced standard of performance for bridge, marine and water treatment plant construction and retrofit applications, the company said.
The nation’s aging wastewater treatment plant infrastructure is facing a critical turning point, with the American Society of Civil Engineers projecting $206 billion in increased costs to households and businesses if the upgrade and replacement of old treatment plants are not completed by the year 2020. In addition, according to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s 2018 Deficient Bridge Report, 54,259 US bridges are structurally deficient. In fact, almost 9% of all bridges in the country have at least one key structural element in poor enough condition to need repair, the report finds.
Available since April 2017 in 3/8″ and 1/2″ diameters, THDSS is now offered in larger 5/8″ and 3/4″ diameters suitable for heavier civil construction where corrosive elements pose a hazard to standard carbon-steel screw anchors.
“There is definitely a need in the market for larger-diameter screw anchors,” says Simpson Strong-Tie senior product manager Mike Steiber. “Other wedge anchor or adhesive options often have drawbacks with spacing or difficult installation, so for applications that need stainless-steel anchors, this is a first-of-its-kind solution for the market.”
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