What Are Manhole Covers Made of & What Materials Are Best?
When choosing the suitable material for your manhole cover project, you may be wondering: what are manhole covers made of, and what is the best material?
It’s essential to consider the load rating of the cover. Depending on the installation location and requirements, the appropriate material may be light-duty or heavy-duty.
MCD’s Standard Materials for Covers and Frames
Below are the materials available for our manhole covers and frames:
- Steel: ASTM A36 hot rolled carbon steel is a common structural steel alloy utilized in the United States and is our standard. Ask about other grades of steel if required.
- Stainless Steel: 304 stainless steel is the most common stainless steel and is our standard. Ask about other grades of stainless steel, such as 316L, if required.
- Aluminum: 6061 T6 aluminum is a precipitation-hardened aluminum alloy and is our standard. Ask about other grades of aluminum if required.
- Composite: Our closed mold injection systems produce durable and lightweight covers that are H-20 load rated. Composite covers are fiberglass reinforced with polyester resin.
Manhole Covers Direct’s Custom Metal Fabrication Services
Custom metal fabrication is a process that requires skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail. At Manhole Covers Direct, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with high-quality custom metal products that meet their specific needs.
Our team of experts will work with you from start to finish to ensure that your project is completed perfectly. Our custom metal fabrication services include laser cutting, plasma cutting, welding, bending, shearing, and rolling—and we use only the highest quality materials and state-of-the-art equipment to create products built to last. When you work with Manhole Covers Direct, you can be confident that you will receive a finished product that is second to none.
Contact Manhole Covers Direct
There are many factors to consider when choosing suitable materials for your manhole cover project. At Manhole Covers Direct, we have the experience and expertise to help you choose the best material for your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our custom metal fabrication services.