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DECKING

Pressure Treated Lumber

Pressure treated decking

Product Information:
Pressure treatment preserves wood’s structural soundness and significantly extends it’s service life by protecting it from natural predators. Coming from a renewable resource, wood is a plentiful and economical building material; however, it can be subject to attack from insects, micro-organisms, and decay-causing fungi. Untreated wood in contact with the ground or water may last from one to four years; whereas, pressure-treated wood can last decades in these conditions.

Standard Application:
Experience has shown that wood is one of the best materials for construction in and around aquatic environments. It is resilient enough to withstand battering by the ocean and ships, yet naturally resistant to the destructive forces of salt water. Wood doesn’t rust and is significantly less affected by corrosion than are other materials. With its additional benefits of protection against decay-causing fungi and local wood destroying marine organisms, properly treated wood assures safe, decay-resistant, long-life performance in both fresh and saltwater installations.

Restrictions:
Certain environmental restricted lakes, streams and estuaries which don’t allow pressure treated wood.

Options:
Cedar, Fiberglass, Steel, HDPE Plastic, or Composite Decking.

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Cedar

Cedar decking

Product Information:
Western Red Cedar contains natural oils that act as preservatives to help the wood resist insect attack and decay. Cedar is also a dimensionally stable wood that lies flat and stays straight. Properly finished and maintained, Western Red Cedar ages gracefully and endures for many years.

Standard Application:
Cedar is the preferred material for all outdoor applications that seek stability and durability: from cross beams to the decking on floats.

Restrictions:
Heavy duty structural requirements.

Options:
Steel, Fiberglass, Pressure Treated & Composite Decking.

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Fiberglass Decking

Fiberglass decking

Pultruded & Molded

Product Information:
Pultruded grating is designed for use in a wide range of applications. Floats that require light penetration, strength, and corrosion resistance.

Molded grating is designed to provide the ultimate in reliable performance. This advanced grating is proven superior in applications requiring bidirectional strength, corrosion resistance and a long maintenance-free life.  Available in either standard concave or optional grit-top walking surfaces, molded fiberglass grating offers outstanding skid-resistance for added safety in marina or personal float applications.

Molded grating

Features

  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Structurally Strong
  • High Impact and Fatigue Strength
  • Lightweight
  • Low Maintenance
  • Low Conductivity
  • Aesthetically Pleasing Appearance
  • Skid Resistant
  • Rigid
  • Low Thermal Conductivity
  • Fire Retardant

Standard Application:
Molded rectangular or square mesh grating often used for walkways on floats for light penetration requirements. Pultruded I-BAR grating available with a gritted surface for applications that require maximum traction. Used also for trench covers in many industrial applications. Helps diminish and minimize build up of snow, ice, and other debris.

Restrictions:
Pressure Treated Lumber, Cedar, or Composite Decking is less expensive.

Options:
Decking with lumber in conjunction with fiberglass will reduce cost yet still provide light penetration requirements.

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High Density Polyethylene

HDPE Decking

ThruFlow™ is designed to be the finished walkway for a dock, deck, patio, or any outside or inside flooring structure. It is also designed to be used in conjunction with metal, wood, aluminum or other similar substructures. The ThruFlow™ interlocking flooring system is ideal for docks due to it’s water resistance and anti-slip surface. Also, ThruFlow’s sunlight and water penetration proper ties in concert help to keep vegetation alive, minimizing the effects of your walking surface on the environment.

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Steel/Aluminum Grating

Steel grating

Product Information:
Aluminum grating is corrosion resistant, non-rusting and filely maintenance free. Skid resistant walking surface, plank grating provides a lightweight product with exceptional durability.

Steel grating is most popular of all the grating types due to its strength.

Steel deck

Standard Applications:
Surfaces and float decking that require Heavy duty strength, maximum light penetration and skid resistance. Regions where ice and snow build up are a concern.

Restrictions:
When considering steel or aluminum, steel is high on maintenance, and much heavier than other types of grating. Aluminum, although lighter in weight, the cost of these types of products is higher than other types of grating.

Option:
Fiberglass or High Density Polyethylene Decking.

Composite Decking

Composite decking

Product Information:
Composite decking is a manufactured process utilizing recycled wood fibers and a blend of low and high density recycled polyethylene plastic giving the best qualities of both materials. The plastic shields the wood form moisture, and the wood protects the plastic from UV damage and gives the deck a sold, natural feel. It has the unique anti-slip textured surface designed to provide excellent traction.

Standard Application:
Used for residential or commercial decking on floats and walkways. Composite decking is filely impervious to moisture and does not require pressure treatment, preservative treatments, water sealing or staining. Board width is 6” wide 8’, 10’, 12’ & 20’ long and must be supported by joists 16” on center.

Restrictions:
Can not be used for structural support purposes.

Options:
Pressure Treated or Cedar support Beams.

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