Gate Repair and Mobile Welding

Shop & Mobile Welding Services

Driveway gates, barrier gates, security gates, and garden gates need repair at times. They are hit by cars, sag, or have ground movement that affects their ability to operate smoothly. Access Control Systems can repair all of these situations. In instances where there is damage to the gate frame or structure, we can either repair it on site or bring it to our shop for fabrication repair by our trained welding staff. For sagging gates, we can do a number of things to shore it and for ground movement, we can make repairs and recommendations to prevent further problems. Call us to get a price.

Slide gate in need of repair
Slide gate hit by car
We repair gates, brackets, steel trellises, support pieces, damaged pedestals, hand-railing, posts and other steel pieces in the field. All our crew trucks have welding rigs, grinders, and files for your mobile welding needs.

Access Control Systems has a welding shop where we fabricate barrier gates, steel fence panels, custom railing, and other custom items. We also have service trucks with welding rigs for on-site welding needs, whether it be repair of your ornamental steel or iron gate or fencing, or in-the-field custom fabrication.

Slide gate hit by car and bent
Bent gate was transported to our shop for repair

Fabrication & MIG Welding (What is the welding process?)

MIG welding, steel driveway gates, custom gate, fabrication, garden gate

    Access Control Systems makes use of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) – generally referred to as MIG welding which is a semi-automatic arc welding process. A wire electrode is continuously fed to the area of welding with a continuous sheath of inert gas flowing around the arc weld. A constant voltage, direct current power source is most commonly used. Compared to other welding process – tungsten inert gas (TIG) or welding. Originally developed for welding aluminum and other non-ferrous materials in the 1940s, MIG welding was soon applied to steels because it allowed for lower welding time compared to other welding processes. The cost of inert gas limited its use in steels until several years later, when the use of semi-inert gases such as carbon dioxide became common. Further developments during the 1950s and 1960s gave the process more versatility and as a result, it became a highly used industrial process. Today, GMAW is the most common industrial welding process, preferred for its versatility, speed and the relative ease of adapting the process to robotic automation. The automobile industry in particular uses GMAW welding almost exclusively. Unlike welding processes that do not employ a shielding gas, such as shielded metal arc welding, it is rarely used outdoors or in other areas of air volatility. A related process, flux cored arc welding, often does not utilize a shielding gas, instead employing a hollow electrode wire that is filled with flux on the inside. This is the welding process Access Control Systems uses for in-the-field welding, such as repairs or when hinging a gate.