Why Pultruded Fiberglass?
A dock’s environment has several damaging conditions.
Pultruded fiberglass has a proven history of surviving
these destructive elements. It is stronger, more rigid,
and lighter than timber. It will not rot, decay or rust, and
will not be eaten by termites or marine borers. It does not
absorb water & dirt. It does not require preservatives,
repellants or copper which can harm the marine
environment. It is easier to keep much cleaner. It is more
comfortable on bare feet. It can flex with impacts and
return to its original shape. It does not require expensive
maintenance. It looks good and performs well throughout
its long life cycle.
Pultrusion Industry Council
30 years+ service as
walkways and handrails
Comfortable to walk on,
like your boat’s deck
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) differs from laid-up fiberglass in that the
strands are continuous throughout the piece. They are drawn together, then
pulled through a heated die, which gives them their shape as they are
impregnated within the resin. The dies can be made to form the beams into
almost any shape, and they are usually cut at 20 foot lengths. We use
C-rails and I-beam shapes for the frame of the modules and the transverses,
and a proprietary shape for the decking material itself.