Galvanized Bearing PlatesHillman Item #260277
Bearing plates are essentially flat washers with a greater surface area. They are designed for optimal load distribution and are used to strengthen critical connections. Similar to flat washers, bearing plates should be used with nuts and bolts of a similar size and finish in order to ensure integrity of connections. Bearing plates are commonly used in foundational applications with anchor bolts. They can be used in place of split washers. These bearing plate variants feature a hot-dipped galvanized finish. Galvanized coating is typically 50 microns thick compared to zinc plating which is only 3 microns thick, making these bearing plates the superior choice for corrosion resistance.