light weight composite decking

Best Decking Buying Guide - Consumer Reports24 Mar 2017 ... Weigh Costs You can save hundreds by replacing the decking yourself. Along with a circular saw you'll need a drill, preferably cordless. Don't skimp on support joists if you choose heavier composites or less-rigid plastics. For wood ... Plastic decking. Pros: Best for resisting the elements without staining. Choices include PVC and polyethylene. It's also lightweight. Cons: Some can look cheap, some is slippery, and all sagged more than wood. Price: About $525 to ...

Composite Decking | Passport Deck Materials | PVC, DIY DeckingPassport composite decking. 100% Cellular PVC composite decking boards. HIA Greensmart Product of the year 2012 Finalist. 25 yr warranty backed by an 80 yr old company. quality USA made with solid core (140mm x 25mm); Extreme Low Maintenance. Most comprehensive warranty on the market, including for de-lamination. (link to technical page); Guarranteed to have NO wood fibre giving extreme UV stability and mould/stain resistance. light weight boards in long lengths of ...

Lightweight UHPC-FRP Composite Deck System | Journal of Bridge ...A new lightweight, low-profile composite deck system is presented that was fabricated using vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding. The deck in this system is composed of ultrahigh-performance concrete (UHPC) for high compressive strength and durability, carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) for high tensile strength, and glass-fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) for shear resistance. The high-performance modular deck panels are beneficial for applications such as movable ...

Composites as High Performance Building Solutions - Green ...20 Jan 2017 ... In both new construction projects and renovation work, design professionals are continuing to discover the advantages of green building solutions: plastic composite building products, including durabil

Why Composite Decking Is Better Now Than Ever Before - BuildDirect29 Feb 2016 ... They can still be installed using the same kind of tools you need to cut wood and they are easy to manage on a project site. Also, many new composite decking products feature what's called a hidden clip system, which allows easy fastening that results in a seamless, and visually appealing deck. 10100534-smoke-gray-sup-profile. composite deck boards are offered in solid, or hollow (pictured) varieties. This adds to the lightweight nature of composite decking and ...

Light-Weight Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite Deck Panels for ...Currently within the military there is a need for a universal light-weight bridge deck system capable of supporting extreme loads over a wide temperature range. This research presents the development, testing, and analysis of five different fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) webbed core deck panels. The performance of the FRP webbed decks are compared with an existing aluminum deck and with a baseline balsa core system, which has previously been tested as part of the development ...

Lightweight FRP Decking Allow For Easy Bridge ... - Composites Lab15 Jul 2015 ... Wolf Trap made a pedestrian crossing bridge with FRP decking. Find out what made the lightweight composites easy to install without traffic disruption.

Experimental investigation of lightweight composite deck slabs - CSTC10 Jul 2009 ... composite floor systems using light gauge steel sheeting are gaining reputation worldwide. These composite slabs contribute to faster, lighter and economical construction of buildings. With lightweight aggregate concrete, the composite deck slabs offer henceforth new assets such as higher unpropped span during construction, supplementary reduction of self weight of the floor (up to 40% compared to the normal concrete), lasting heat insulation, etc. However, the ...