Although welding is a very strong process that binds two metals together, there is a chance that, even with a great weld, the weld will begin to fail. This can happen for a number of reasons, among them: stress placed on the weld joint and outside factors such as storms or earthquakes. When welds begin to fail, or metal begins to ruin, it is important to bring in a team, like ours, to help repair your weld system. We assure you that we can fix any weld weakening you may have.
Arc gouging is a welding process where an arc welder is used to cut out pieces of metal that are failing. When metal begins to fail, it can break even if its seam is properly welded together. Because of this, it may be necessary to cut out a piece of the metal, keeping the weld in tact, and then filling the gap in the metal with a new piece of metal. This process is called arc gouging. Arc gouging helps to straighten metal along a weld, by getting rid of failing sections and adding back in new metal sections.
If it seems like a weld seam is failing, it may be time for a complete re-weld of that seam. In the process of re-welding, a welding gun is used to melt the previously welded seam, so that it can be removed. This is necessary because, even if it looks like parts of the weld seam are not failing, it’s often impossible to tell if the integrity is still in tact. By removing the weld and then adding a new weld, we can be absolutely sure that the seams integrity is in tact and that it will hold up in the future.
In an object that contains a large metal sheet, such as an awning or roofing, it may be possible to get a hole right through the middle of it. When this happens, it is imperative to get the hole fixed as, not fixing it, could lead to many future problems and more costly repairs, overall. If you have a hole in a metal object, we recommend letting us see if we can patch weld it. With this process, we will cut a new sheet of metal, the shape of the hole and simply join it with your existing metal.
The biggest repair project out of them all, but one that is needed every now and then, is to completely dismantle and then reassemble your metal object. Because one weld seam failing can put undue stress on other welds, it may be that you are having a bigger problem than you initially think you are. In order to maintain the integrity of your metal structure, it may be necessary to completely dismantle the metal pieces and then careful reassemble them. In this way, we can assure that all of the weld seams are holding enough to keep you safe.