Extend the Life of Your Dock with Structural Recycled Plastic Lumber
Docks are boardwalks or walkways that are constructed over a body of water, usually a lake, river or ocean. Common types of maritime docks are berthing docks, floating docks, and commercial and pedestrian piers. Wharves are a series of docks along a harbor that barges and vessels use to load and unload cargo. These structures must be durable and long-lasting as they play an important part in marine transportation and help keep the process smooth-sailing.
Important project requirements when constructing a dock or wharf include dimensional stability and the ability to hold up in wet environments, a reliable fastening system and aesthetic. Saltwater, and other chemicals in seawater can break down traditional building materials like wood, metal and concrete. When constructing docks and wharves, considering the foundation, soil and the potential for moving water or currents is important.
Docks, piers and wharves receive heavy traffic, and in some cases, heavy cargo loads. Traditional building materials like wood, metal and concrete can fall short and require maintenance and repairs. Wood can rot and mold due to consistent exposure to moisture, concrete can break down due to compounds found in seawater, like calcium and potassium, and metal can rust and corrode. This breaks down the material, ultimately resulting in cracks, splinters and breaks. Using a structural and long-lasting building material like plastic lumber can save you maintenance costs and keep your docks, piers and wharves intact for generations to come.
Benefits of Structural Plastic Lumber
Bedford Technology products are sourced from recycled plastic and are non-polluting; they don’t leach chemicals that can harm marine life because they don’t require chemical treatment, unlike treated lumber. This is not only a benefit to the environment by keeping harmful chemicals out of the water, but it also helps reduce maintenance costs and increases the project life-cycle. Products created with Multi-X technology can also withstand heavy impacts by absorbing energy through recoverable deflection. Bedford Technology products offer coastal protection without damaging the environment and provide a durable and sustainable product that is impervious to marine borers.
Protect the environment by choosing structural recycled plastic lumber, and increase your project life-cycle. Structural HDPE plastic lumber is a complete solution. From substructure including joist and stringers to deck boards and piles, plastic lumber is a durable building material that provides structural performance for each component. Bedford Technology plastic lumber helps protect the environment one milk jug at a time. So far, Bedford Technology has saved millions and millions of pounds of plastic from the landfill by turning it into a dependable building material that is recycled and can also be recycled at the end of the product life-cycle.
Our Products are a Solution, Not a Band-Aid
Our products can withstand year round weather conditions. They can endure the harshest of environments including rain, snow, extreme heat and extreme cold.
Due to our manufacturing process, the color is engineered throughout the entire process so you will never have to worry about painting, staining or sealing our products.
Our products simply don’t need to be chemically-treated like wood does. Our product will never rot, splinter or degrade over time like wood can.
Impervious to Moisture
You can be confident in Bedford products because they can withstand high levels of moisture and are resistant to marine borers and crustaceans.
Anchor Your Docks and Wharves with Structural Recycled Plastic Lumber!
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