Steel Squares

Squares plates are smaller than base plates and are considered square shaped gussets.  It’s applied by welding, bolting, or riveting onto truss members or columns. 

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Introduction to Steel Squares

At California Steel Services, we provide top-notch steel products that meet our clients' varied needs. Among our comprehensive offerings, our square steel plates, also known as steel squares, really stand out. They're known for their precision, durability, and versatility. Steel squares are critical components in many construction and engineering projects, offering solid support and reinforcement for structural joints. These plates are smaller than base plates and are designed to be applied by welding, bolting, or riveting onto truss members or columns.

Why Steel Squares Matter in Construction

Square steel plates are crucial for ensuring the strength and stability of various structures. They're commonly used to connect truss members, beams, and columns, providing essential reinforcement to different structural elements. Their square shape makes them easy to align and apply, so they're popular in building bridges, buildings, towers, and other infrastructure projects. High-quality steel squares can enhance your structures' load-bearing capacity and longevity.

Customizable Square Steel Plates for Every Project

We know that every construction project is unique. That's why California Steel Services offers standard and custom-made square steel plates to fit your specific needs. Our square steel plates are crafted with precision to ensure they match your project specifications perfectly. Whether you need a particular size, shape, or thickness, our expert team is here to deliver high-quality solutions tailored just for you.

Here's what we offer:

  • Standard Sizes : From 3 inches to 8 inches
  • Thickness : From 12GA to 3/4 inch
  • Steel Grades : ASTM A-36, ASTM A-572-50, A-1110, and A-786

Properties of Our Steel Squares

Our steel squares are made from premium materials and are certified to meet industry standards, ensuring they perform exceptionally well and last long. Here are the materials we use:

  • ASTM A-36 : Known for its incredible strength and versatility, it is ideal for many applications.
  • ASTM A-572-50 : Offers extra strength and resistance to stress, perfect for demanding projects.
  • A-1110 : Provides excellent formability and durability, ensuring reliable performance.
  • ASTM A-786 : Ensures robust performance and reliability, great for heavy-duty uses.

Applications of Squares

Squares are incredibly versatile and find uses in various construction and engineering projects. Some typical applications include:

  • Connecting Truss Members : Steel squares are used to connect truss members, ensuring the structure can bear significant loads and stay stable.
  • Reinforcing Beams : These plates provide crucial support to beams, enhancing their load-bearing capacity and structural integrity.
  • Strengthening Columns : Steel squares reinforce columns, ensuring they can withstand heavy loads and stresses.
  • General Structural Support : They're also used in other applications where additional support and reinforcement are needed.

Workability of Squares

Our squares are designed for excellent workability, allowing easy welding, cutting, and machining. Whether you need to create holes or slots, our plates offer the flexibility required for various fabrication methods. This makes the installation process smooth and efficient, saving you time and effort on the job site. For more on best welding practices for metal squares, check out the American Welding Society (AWS) .

At California Steel Services, we use advanced plasma-cutting technology to produce our squares with precision and efficiency. Plasma cutting as well as laser cutting are effective ways to cut thick metal sheets, including steel squares. Both processes ensure clean, accurate cuts, crucial for the structural integrity and fit of squares in your projects.

Why Choose California Steel Services?

When you choose us for your steel squares, you partner with a trusted provider committed to excellence. Here's what we offer:

  • Expertise and Experience : With years of experience in the steel fabrication industry, our team has unmatched knowledge and skills. We're dedicated to providing solutions that meet and exceed industry standards.
  • Customization and Flexibility : We expect that almost every project has unique requirements. Our ability to customize squares to your exact specifications ensures you get the perfect product for your needs.
  • High-Quality Materials : We use only the best materials, certified to ASTM standards, to manufacture our squares, guaranteeing exceptional strength and durability.
  • Competitive Pricing : We offer premium products at competitive prices, ensuring you get the best value.
  • Customer Support : We provide ongoing support during all stages of the production process and assistance to ensure your project's success.

Why ASTM Certified Materials?

Using ASTM certified materials ensures that our squares meet strict quality and performance standards. ASTM certification guarantees that the materials used in our squares are reliable, durable, and capable of handling the demands of various construction applications. This certification is a testament to our commitment to producing and delivering the highest quality products.

Current Specials and Offerings

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Square Steel Plates FAQ

What are square steel plates used for?

Square steel plates, also known as metal plate squares or square metal plates, are used to connect truss members, beams, and columns in various construction and engineering applications. They provide crucial support and reinforcement to structural joints, ensuring the stability and longevity of structures.

What materials are your squares made from?

Our squares are made from high-quality materials certified to ASTM standards, including ASTM A-36, ASTM A-572-50, A-1110, and A-786.

Can you customize metal squares to specific project requirements?

Whether you need a particular size, shape, thickness, or material, our expert team can craft metal squares to your exact specifications.

What are the standard sizes available for squares?

Our standard sizes for squares range from 3 inches to 8 inches, with thicknesses from 12GA to 3/4 inches. Moreover, if you have specific size requirements, we can also create custom dimensions to meet your project's needs.

How are steel squares installed?

Square steel plates can be installed by welding, bolting, or riveting onto truss members, beams, or columns. They are designed for excellent workability, allowing for easy cutting, machining, and the creation of holes or slots as needed.

What are the benefits of using ASTM certified steel squares?

Using ASTM certified steel squares ensures the materials meet stringent quality and performance standards. This certification assures that the square metal plates are durable and reliable, capable of withstanding the demands of various construction applications.

How can I get a quote for custom squares?

Fill out the "Request Quote" form below with your project specifications, and you will receive a customized quote the same day within 4-6 hours. Our team will work with you to meet all project specifications.

Why should I choose California Steel Services for steel squares?

California Steel Services is a trusted provider of high-quality steel products with years of experience in the industry. We offer customizable solutions, use premium materials, provide competitive pricing, and deliver exceptional customer support to ensure your project's success.

What is the difference between a metal plate square and a square metal plate?

A metal plate square and a square metal plate essentially refer to the same product—a square-shaped plate made from metal. The terms can be used interchangeably.

How do steel squares enhance the stability of a structure?

Steel squares enhance a structure's stability by providing additional support and reinforcement to critical joints and connections. High-quality metal plate squares can improve the load-bearing capacity and overall integrity of beams, trusses, and columns.

Where can I learn more about steel squares?

For more detailed information on steel squares, visit the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) . The AISI provides comprehensive resources on steel products, their applications, and industry best practices.

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About Us

California Steel Services was established in 1983. Over the years, the company has developed a great reputation and recognition within the steel industry for its services and product qualities. California Steel Services is operating from a 6.5-acre facility entailing a 85,000 sq. ft warehouse with state of the art equipment.

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