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recycled plastic lumber fence
20
Feb

The Future of Fencing Won’t be PVC

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) plastic has become a popular fencing material as a result of its versatility and low cost. While the initial low price tag may seem attractive, it is deceiving. The environmental cost of manufacturing PVC is more alarming than the upfront price tag. The chlorine in PVC produces dioxins during the manufacturing process. Dioxins are infamously known to be one of the most toxic chemicals ever produced and…

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13
Feb

How to Choose Your Fencing Materials

When it comes to picking from the many options for fencing, materials play a large role. Depending on the material of a fence, its properties can vary greatly. This encompasses durability, function, and appearance. To help you to be able to discern what is best for a specific project or use, we explain here how to choose your fencing materials.  Location The location of the area where you will build…

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structural recycled plastic lumber
05
Feb

How is Plastic Lumber Used in Landscaping Applications?

Plastic lumber is a material with many possible applications. Made primarily from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic or low-density polyethylene (LDPE), which manufacturers then mix with wood or fiberglass, plastic lumber presents a variety of unique benefits over other building materials. For one, the HDPE and LDPE that compose it consist of recycling post-consumer waste, such as milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles. This means that we can save a lot…

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Landscaping Edging with Structural Recycled Plastic Lumber
03
Feb

Steps to Installing Plastic Landscaping Edging

Landscaping edging fulfills both functional and aesthetic purposes. It cleanly separates the boundaries between your lawn and your flowers and shrubs, providing a neat border. This means that grass won’t start encroaching into your garden, and the loose soil or mulch won’t spill onto the lawn. Learn these easy steps to installing plastic landscaping edging for your home. Outline the Area To start, determine the area that you want to…

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structural plastic lumber
24
Jan

The Bedford Product Journey

Recycled Material Bedford recycles HDPE plastic like milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles to manufacture our finished product. Our customers can trust that when they invest in our boards, they can rely on a solid foundation to create their finished products. Our boards are extremely durable, long-lasting, and will hold up in any type of harsh weather. Flake Bedford Technology grinds the recycled material into small pieces called flake, which…

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Recycled plastic lumber dolphin clusters by Bedford Technology
22
Jan

The Main Purpose of Dolphin Clusters

Not to be confused with the marine mammal of the same name, dolphins are structures that stand near the shore and rise above the surface of the water. They’re not directly connected to the shore, docks, or bridges they’re built around. Usually, they consist of radial clusters of timbers or piles made of steel or plastic composite. You have probably passed them in coastal settings, but you may not have…

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structural recycled plastic lumber Bedford Technology
20
Jan

What Are Retaining Walls Used For?

Have you ever seen the impressive terraces of Machu Picchu in a photograph? You might wonder how, and why, the people who lived there created such a feat of engineering. The answer lies in retaining walls. Retaining walls are structures built on the sides of slopes, and they’re almost completely vertical rather than rounded like a natural slope. Today, you might see them more frequently in landscaping. What are retaining…

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structural recycled plastic lumber Bedford Technology
16
Jan

Boardwalk Design Considerations

Erecting a boardwalk can pose a significant benefit for people to observe wetlands and other aqueous environments up close. They open paths that were once inaccessible due to the water and dense collection of foliage. Boardwalks may also serve as recreational attractions for coastal locales, acting as fishing piers or accompaniments to beaches. But to construct one takes careful planning. You must examine all the details, including the safety of…

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plastic lumber marine fender
09
Jan

The Main Types of Marine Fenders

Docking is a necessity for boats to stop safely in an area without the risk of floating away. However, the boat and the dock may sustain damage from the physical impact that the boat makes as it comes to a stop—especially for larger vessels. This is where fenders come in. Marine fenders are structures built to act as bumpers between the docks and boats. Here are the main types of…

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High Density Polyethylene Common Uses
30
Dec

The Most Common Uses for High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a type of plastic that one can mold into a variety of shapes after heating it to an extremely high temperature. It is durable, as evidenced by its high strength-to-density ratio, and its density can change to fit the flexibility needs of various applications. Moreover, HDPE is resistant to a broad range of chemicals. But what specific kinds of products do professionals make from it? Here…

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