Marina, Dock & Jetty Surfaces
In marine environments, for jetties, pontoons, piers, walkways, platforms, staircases and landings, fiberglass gratings outperform other materials in almost all respects.
Fiberglass gratings from Archatrak offer an excellent opportunity to build, renew or repair walkway surfaces on docks, piers, marinas, pontoons and other waterfront facilities. In recent years, fiberglass gratings have developed an enviable reputation in the marine industry because of their ability to withstand the wettest, oiliest and iciest marine conditions. They will not rust or corrode like steel gratings, and easily outperform wood which soon degrades, cracks or warps in wet environments. Fiberglass is salt resistant, algae resistant and essentially maintenance free.
Fiberglass gratings have excellent structural strength and impact resistance, are not subject to sagging like composite wood and weigh considerably less than steel.
For marine applications, a gritted anti-slip surface is normally specified which offers exceptional traction in all weather conditions, making fiberglass grating not only one of the safest, but also the most attractive and cost-effective decking surfaces available.
Archatrak fiberglass grating is typically supplied in 4′ x 8′ panels. The large panels can be easily cut on site as required with a power saw fitted with a diamond blade. The panels are normally fixed to bearers with stainless steel hold down clips, positioned at max. 48″ intervals around the perimeter.