Galvanized Steel Stake
Galvanized steel spikes, or landscape timber spikes, are an
essential component for installing commercial playground timbers
and ramps. These spikes or stakes anchor landscaping timbers and
play equipment securely to the ground.
Installation: Galvanized steel spikes install easily. Just position one spike
over a border timber's pre-manufactured slot and push or hammer it
into the ground. You don't need any special equipment, just a
mallet or sledgehammer, depending on the soil's density. Soak extra
dry soil with water prior to installing spikes to increase ease of
Durability: Galvanized steel spikes are long-lasting and won't deteriorate by
rusting. Galvanization is the process that ensures long life for
steel spikes. It protects steel in two ways. First, it covers the
steel with a coat of corrosion-resisting zinc that prevents
corrosive material from reaching the metal underneath. Second, if
the spike is scratched, the more reactive zinc will participate in
the reaction instead of the steel. The result is a low maintenance
spike that will hold up to extreme outdoor weather conditions.
Strength: Steel spikes are manufactured for anchoring border timbers. They
are much stronger than heavy plastic or aluminum spikes. Having the
right equipment adds to the safety and stability of your playground
Safety: Proper use of these landscape timber spikes helps keep safe any
child or adult who steps onto a secured landscape bed or
playground. Unsecure timbers may tip easily and can result in an
injury. Most border timbers are manufactured with a recess for the
spike head to sink into. This prevents a person from tripping or
getting scratched and gouged by an unseated spike head. Use steel
spikes properly to reduce tripping hazards and chances for
Aesthetics: Recessed areas in landscape and playground border timbers hide
spike heads from view, contributing to the clean, finished
appearance of the timbers. Secured landscape timbers won't shift as
easily as unsecured timbers during harsh weather or heavy traffic
preserving a tidy, low maintenance appearance.
Availability: Two lengths of galvanized steel spikes are available for sale.
Buy either 24 or 30 inch long stakes. Spikes are available online
in large quantities; contact us for information.