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 installation.
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 and equipment.
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 liability injuries.
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.