If you’re a professional pool installer, you probably know how challenging it can be to get heavy equipment into your work space. To drive heavy machinery around your pool construction zone, you need to protect the ground underneath the trucks, and DuraDeck mats can help. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about DuraDeck mats.
What Is DuraDeck?
DuraDeck is a type of construction mat. These mats help provide temporary access to a variety of construction sites. They protect turf, and they act as temporary roads for vehicles or temporary paths for people who need access to the area. If you don’t want to sink into the mud, you need DuraDeck.
How Do You Use DuraDeck?
Using DuraDeck is simple. First, identify the turf that you want to protect or outline a path that you can use to access your work area. Then, you place the mats in that space and you enjoy the benefits of having a dedicated, strong roadway through your site. The mats easily snap together to prevent unwanted migration.
Can You Reuse DuraDeck Products?
You absolutely can reuse DuraDeck mats. These mats aren’t just for a single pool construction job. Rather they are an investment into your business. Their strength helps them stand the test of time. You can just rinse off any dirt or debris, pick up the mats, pop them into storage, and then use them again on your next project. Additionally, these mats don’t absorb any chemicals or bio agents from the ground so you don’t have to worry about transferring anything from one job site to another.
What Materials Are in DuraDeck Mats?
A DuraDeck mat features a solid sheet of molded material. That means that there aren’t any seams or glued together pieces that could come apart. Instead, you get all the benefits of a solid piece. These mats also have UV inhibitors which help to protect their color from fading or their materials from degrading in the sun.
How Much Does DuraDeck Weigh?
Generally, each DuraDeck mat weighs about 86 pounds. As the mats measure 4-feet by 8-feet, you should expect to have two people put them into place. However, with a dolly or another tool, many people are able to move these mats on their own and position them into place by dragging them.
How Thick Is DuraDeck?
DuraDeck is not that thick. Typically, it’s about half an inch thick, but there may be greater thickness around the treads or raised ridges on the mat.
Can DuraDeck Be Repaired?
A lot of people want to know how to patch DuraDeck or whether or not these mats can be repaired. DuraDeck mats are designed to be resistant to heavy weights and breaking, and they typically don’t need any maintenance. If an issue does happen, however, you can try to patch the mat using heavy duty plastic and adhesive.
If you need DuraDeck mats for your next project, put in an order today. Or, contact us with questions. At Frank Wall Enterprises, we are committed to helping pool installation professionals find the tools they need to create great pools.