Galvanized SteelBesides the standard types of pre-stressed concrete strand (PC strand), galvanized PC strand is also available. This 7-strand steel cable has essentially the same consistency and tensile strength as its non-galvanized counterpart, but it is coated in zinc before stranding, which makes it particularly resistant to corrosion. Galvanized PC strand can be used for the same applications as standard PC strand, but it is especially recommended for applications where it may be exposed to the elements or potentially corrosive agents, as in cable-stayed bridges or waste treatment structures.

Like non-galvanized PC strand, this wire must be manufactured to exacting standards due to its use in critical structural applications. It is available in thicknesses ranging between .25 inches and .5 inches in diameter.


  • High-rise and other commercial structures
  • Stadiums
  • Multi-level parking garages
  • Hangars
  • Aqueducts
  • Silos
  • Highway and railway viaducts
  • Suspension bridges
  • Cable-stayed bridges
  • Waste treatment structures
Specifications:AWWA C301
Wire Diameters0.192
Strand:.500 1 x 7 construction
.375 1 x 7 construction
.312 1 x 7 construction
.250 1 x 7 construction

Whether you need galvanized or non-galvanized PC strand, guy strand, oil-tempered wire, re-bar or other quality steel products, Madison Steel can deliver on time and at a low cost. We specialize in volume purchases of manufactured and recycled steel products at competitive prices, and we only work with suppliers who provide products at the highest quality standards. Our seven distribution centers across the U.S. help us ensure we can deliver on time to our customers for the lowest possible prices. To discuss your needs, please call our Atlanta offices at 404-343-4855.

Madison Steel is a proud member of these organizations:

Post Tensioning Institute
Precast / Prestressed Concrete Institute
Canadian Precast / Prestressed Concrete Institute
National Precast Concrete Association

Madison Steel is a global supplier of steel wire, guy strand and related products servicing a variety of industries nationwide.

Galvanized PC Strand

Madison Steel is a global supplier of steel wire and related products servicing a variety of industries, and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Working in conjunction with over 30 manufacturers both domestically and abroad, Madison Steel provides you with access to some of the most consistent, proven wire mills and wire products in the world. Logistical Support. Working with you to manage current and future inventory to lower raw material costs.What are steel strands used for? Industrial strands are a crucial piece of hardware used for reinforcement and securement in concrete structures. Construction designs often use various types of strands for tower construction, large-span bridges, and overhead crane beams.How many wires are in a strand? Strand: Strand is made of two or more wires laid around a single center wire. In general, “1 by…” products are considered strand, like 1x7 and 1x19, which are two common configurations. Notice how this 1x7 strand is a unit composed of individual wires. It is 1 strand of 7 wires.What is the difference between wire rope and cable? The term cable is often used interchangeably with wire rope. However, in general, wire rope refers to diameters larger than 3/8 inch. Sizes smaller than this are designated as cable or cords. Two or more wires concentrically laid around a center wire is called a strand.