Bleachers are used in all types of sporting areas and parks, as well as in concert venues. Shopping for bleachers can be a difficult task because of the many available styles and types. Bleachers are made with a variety of plastic, metal and wooden materials and use all sorts of products to secure them in place. Understanding these products and materials helps you to choose a set of bleachers that will last your company for years to come.
An earth anchor is a small stabilizing screw or system that is embedded into the ground to hold the bleachers in place. These earth anchors are lightweight and come in a variety of styles to hold different types of bleachers.
Thermal, or thermo, plastic coating
Thermal, or thermo, plastic coating is a layer of plastic that is applied to an object with heat. Some bleachers, benches and risers are available with thermal plastic coatings.
Extruded aluminum alloy
Extruded aluminum alloy, or mill-finished aluminum alloy, is aluminum that has been melted and had other minerals or products added to it to strengthen it. The metal is then pushed through a mold to shape the aluminum. Extruded aluminum alloy is commonly used in producing bleacher braces and foundations.
Anodized aluminum is aluminum that is sent through a chemical acid bath and is electrically charged. This causes the aluminum to create a protective surface. This type of aluminum does not rub off on your clothing and is as hard as diamonds.
Galvanized steel is often used for braces under bleachers. This steel is coated with a layer of zinc to make it rust and corrosion resistant.
Tip-n-roll is a type of bleacher system that has casters and skid protectors to allow the bleachers to be lifted and pushed to another area. Some tip-n-roll bleachers are foldable, allowing for easy storage.