Beach Access Walkways
TREX® (Wood & Plastic Composite)
TREX® is the most popular recycled or “plastic-type” deck lumber by far. TREX® re-cycles Hardwood Sawdust and Plastic Shopping Bags into deck lumber. We recommend TREX® for many reasons. Most competitors can’t show you a successful project that’s been around for many, many years. TREX® has been around for more than a decade and can point to several successful, long term, high profile projects around the USA. To our knowledge TREX® has always stood by their product, replacing defective material at no cost and has always put the customer first. We think, as do most others, that TREX® is a great product, although expensive. However with this cost comes great advantage:
• No splinters
• Expected to last more than 20 years
• Nearly maintenance free
• Great traction
• Meets all ada standards
• No rotting or cracking
• Environmentally friendly & made with recycled material
TREX® first got going (in a serious way) in our area (New Jersey), so we can check on high profile projects nearby that have held up well for over a decade, even at the oceanfront, and still look nearly new. For PUBLIC WORKS & COMMERCIAL PROJECTS, we strongly recommend TREX® and particularly at the beach where splinters are a huge liability.
TEAK (wood material): We have used the terms TEAK so that the general public will better understand the nature of the material we are offering. We actually supply a product marketed as DIAMOND DECKING® (sometimes called IPE or Pau Lope), a responsibly harvested (no damage to the Rain Forest!) South American Hardwood that we believe is superior to both Teak & Mahogany (& Pressure Treated Pine, for that matter). Diamond Decking® will probably out last Teak & Pressure Treated Pine and will surely out last Mahogany (It actually rivals “old growth” cypress & cedar heartwood for longevity!). Yet it retains the best qualities of a fine wood. First, it’s natural with a beautiful grain that is tight & elegant and the color is rich & warm, virtually the same as Teak. And it weathers to an attractive silvery gray, if you like. Also, Diamond Decking® is the strongest of the wood materials we offer, sometimes exceeding the strength of the other materials by as much as 100%–it’s very tough stuff!