Designing a car park is something that often needs to be well thought out in order to be effective. One of the challenges that many people normally face when in this position is how to ensure that they end up with the highest level of quality for the least amount of money. Of course, there […]

Designing a car park is something that often needs to be well thought out in order to be effective. One of the challenges that many people normally face when in this position is how to ensure that they end up with the highest level of quality for the least amount of money. Of course, there is a lot that you need to consider. One of the things that you are likely to overlook is the quality of the fasteners you use in the process. It might not seem important, but it’s critical that you always try to get the right fasteners for any car park construction job.

Why fastener quality is important

In order to get a good idea as to why this is critical, you only need to consider the role of fasteners in car park construction. One of the roles that such fasteners will play is that they will determine the longevity of the car park. After you build a car park, you will need to maintain it on a regular basis on account of the fact that it will be subjected to various forms of wear and tear. When the fasteners used for it are of low quality, this will become something that you spend a lot of money on.

 
In addition to that, the types of fasteners you use will also determine the aesthetic quality of the car park as well. If you are keen on using the facility as a commercial property, this is something you will definitely need to focus on. You will always need to get high quality fasteners that can make the entire property look stunning.
empty car parking lot in a modern-looking building design

What are some of the things you should consider when buying the fasteners?

From the above, it’s clear to see that you will need to be very keen on the types of fasteners you use for your car park design. Using random Inconel hex nuts and hastelloy hex head cap screws is not always a good idea; you need to make sure that what you pick is suited for the application at hand. There are a number of things that will determine the best types of fasteners to use including:

  • The type of environment the car park is in: Most of the time, you will need to consider the type of environment you live in when choosing fasteners for a car park. The reason for this is that the integrity of the fasteners will be influenced by the conditions they are exposed to. For instance, if you develop a car park close to a sea or ocean, you will definitely need to get corrosion resistant ones.
  • The technical aspects of the construction: Issues such as how much loads the fasteners will bear should determine the types of fasteners you get.
  • Cost considerations: It should not be overly expensive to construct such a facility. Buy fasteners that offer just the right amount of functionality for the least amount of money possible.

In summary, constructing a car park should not be a matter of just putting the materials together. Consider all the above to ensure that you get the best bang for your buck.

About the Author

Larry Melone
By Larry Melone
President

Started my career in the fastener world in 1969 at, Parker Kalon Corp. a NJ based screw manufacturer located in Clifton, NJ working in inventory control, scheduling secondary production and concluding there in purchasing. In 1971 I accepted a sales position at Star Stainless Screw Co., Totowa, NJ working in inside sales and later as an outside salesman, having a successful career at Star I had the desire with a friend to start our own fastener distribution company in 1980 named: Divspec, Kenilworth, NJ. This was a successful adventure but ended in 1985 with me starting Melfast in August 1985 and have stayed competitive and successful to date. Melfast serves the OEM market with approximately 400 accounts nationally.

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