Today I had a neighbor of mine, Rick George, come over to look at the kit. He is a structural engineer that inspects welds/jointing methods for the construction industry. We took a look at the overall integrity of the welds/craftsmenship that the factory had done. Everything looked great according to him, although since it had been powder coated small cracks or defects could have been covered up. In general he said that the kit was very well made though. Great news!