American-made steel is central to repairing the foundation of your home. Learn why you don’t want to trust your most precious investment to anything less than steel made right here in the USA.
History of Steel Production in America
First, it helps to know a bit about how steel came about. The material first became ready for mass production in the 1850’s. Britain was the dominant producer until the end of the century. After that, America took over as the leading manufacturer, producing nearly triple the amount of Great Britain in the early 1900’s.
America excelled at steel manufacturing because of two major factors: First, iron ore was abundant in the United States, and second, the country invested heavily in technology. With electricity costs lowering and an abundance of manpower, steel production surpassed all other countries. Famous people such as Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and Charles Schwab all came from the booming steel industry.
The Importance of Steel Made in the USA
Historically, one of China’s weaknesses has been quality control. Documents and claims about the quality of the material may not match the finished product. In one case, a manufacturer of steel grating created fake test reports. Even if the occurrences are rare, many homeowners don’t want to take the chance that their home that is built on a weak piece of steel. That’s why it’s safer to buy American. Plus, American-made steel also keeps jobs here, instead of sending them overseas.
Of interesting note, steel is the most recycled material in the world. Even after years of use, it can easily be melted and reconditioned due to the low level of impurities.
About Ram Jack
At Ram Jack, we use only American steel in all our products. This ensures that your home receives the strongest and most reliable foundation for many decades to come.
To ensure you get the best quality materials, Ram Jack uses the most advanced process to create our products. Utilizing state-of-the-art, computer-controlled machines, we refine precise parts down to thousandths of an inch. We also employ robots and plasma tables to create products to exact specifications. On top of that, our materials are coated with thermal set plastic to give them the longest lifespan, while remaining environmentally friendly.
We’ve been serving Carmel, IN for over 40 years. Contact us today to discover how we can help you with repairing your foundation.