Our kit is comprised of all plastic materials to prevent rust. Deterioration is the main reason for failure in a subterranean environment. Plastic is superior to metals used by many of our competitors. Stainless steel can fail in as little as 3 years. Stainless can degrade a rate of 20-200 microns per year. The failure point for hardware this size is 600 microns or .6mm. Once the hardware fails, it will be like a funnel inviting bamboo in. Installing corrosion resistant material is important to protect your investment. Wood rots quickly, metal rusts fairly fast, and concrete will eventually crack. Bamboo Shield combined with the securing kit is the optimal solution for long term containment of bamboo.
The straps are offered in 24″, 30″, and 36″ lengths. Thickness is 1/4″ each. A drill with a ¼ bit, a #2 phillips head, and a 10mm wrench will be need to secure the fasteners.
Instructions for our Clamp Kit can be found here.