When steel wires are cross-woven together, it forms a wire mesh that is useful for a wide range of applications. We can break these down into two general categories: reinforcement and filtering.
In construction, wire mesh is a great tool for reinforcement in concrete and asphalt applications, helping to reinforce roadways, walkways and floors and reducing the risk of cracks and deterioration of concrete without the added expense of rebar. Mesh is also useful in applications requiring a combination of flexibility, mobility and support (conveyor belts, for example).
The principle behind filtering is to trap certain things while letting other things through. The permeability of wire mesh makes it perfect for all sorts of filtering applications. On a larger scale, wire mesh is used to manage falling rocks from cliff sides, or even as ball stops at driving ranges and batting cages. On a smaller scale, thin wire mesh is useful in kitchen strainers and other household items.
Wire mesh is available in a wide range of tensile strengths and weaves, and may be welded or non-welded depending on application.
COMMON USES FOR WIRE MESH
- Road beds
- Walkway beds
- Concrete foundations
- Industrial strength floors and ceilings
- Concrete walls
- Factory conveyor belts
- Kitchen strainers
- Various filtering applications
- Furniture and decor
For steel wire mesh, stranded products, spring wire and more, Madison Steel provides many different industries with volume purchases of steel products at low prices. Our suppliers hold to the highest manufacturing standards, and our seven distribution centers nationwide help ensure your shipment arrives when you need it. To learn more about our products and services, please call us at 404-343-4855.