Frequently Asked Questions about Welding

Ivey Welding Service Inc. in Arlington, Virginia, offers a wide variety of products and services, including specialties that you might not find elsewhere. Please take a moment to browse through our frequently asked questions about subjects like welding and iron work, and if you can’t find an answer, just give us a call.

Do you work with aluminum?
No. We will be glad to recommend providers that works with aluminum.

Do you offer free estimates?
Yes. Please give us a call at your convenience or request an estimate via this website.

Can you do custom fabrications based on drawings I developed?
We try our best! We enjoy working closely with inventive and creative customers.

Do you offer portable welding?
Yes. Our experienced welders are committed to providing the same level of quality in the field that you find in our shop.

Do you install iron work?
Yes, we only install what we sell.

Do you use wrought iron?
True wrought iron was used in the 1800s and is no longer produced. We use high-quality iron or carbon steel, which in 97% iron. Most of our decorative parts and castings are made of cast iron.

What kind of paint finish do you offer?
We use a satin black, brown, or white oil-based enamel that will last two to three years with minor touch-ups. Powder coating is available upon request.

What do you do if iron work rusts?
Lightly sand and touch up paint as needed.

How long does it take once I place my order?
It can vary with job, location, and weather. There are many factors to consider, and we ask that you call and give us the opportunity to custom build what you need.

Do you offer electric, acetylene, and heliarc welding?
We do. Our team has expertise in numerous kinds of welding and welcomes adding new techniques to satisfy customer needs.

What are your payment options?
We accept most major credit cards, cash, and checks. We provide a 5% discount on all cash transactions. Many custom jobs require a deposit prior to or at the time of acceptance.

Contact us for more information on our welding and fabrication work now services Arlington, Washington DC and Maryland.