Why choose timber over composite decking? Timber is a renewable product with a beautifully natural finish. In comparison composite decking is made of a mix of sawdust and plastic molded to resemble a deck board. Moisture can seep through the outer plastic layer of composite down to the wood fiber causing it to swell
MY TREX DECK WAS BUILT IN 2001 AND HAS SWELLED SO THERE ARE NO LONGER GAPS BETWEEN THE BOARDS. THE BUILDERS USED THE GAP TOOL SUPPLIED BY TREX. IT ALSO HAS MOLD ON IT. THE COLOR IS WOODLAND BROWN. HAS ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCE THIS OR CAN
That garbage is spun into gold: The bales of plastic are heated and combined with industrial wood shavings to make the composite deck boards. 's market share had fallen to 30%, and the cure proved as bad as the disease, as a decision to swell the labor force to monitor quality by hand also swelled
Over a couple of years the boards swelled and eventually came together creating large amounts of pooling on the deck - at the wrap around corner - it's actually pushed the banding out creating gaps in the railing system that will need to be addressed. After having my own engineer and installer inspect the deck, we went
The Omnibus Amended Master Class Action Complaint alleges that the composite decking is defective in that it cracks, warps, swells and expands beyond what is reasonably acceptable, harbors mold, mildew and fungus regardless of proper installation and maintenance resulting in unsightly discoloration and spotting;
We will address two generic types of deck boards fastened to wood framing: preservative-treated wood and composite decking. On the other hand, KDAT wood or wood that is dry should be installed with 1/8” gaps between boards so there is a slight gap after the boards get wet and swell due to rain, ice
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