EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR MARINA AND REDUCE MAINTENANCE COSTS WITH ONE SIMPLE BREAKTHROUGH

17 May, 2017

Extend the Life of Your Marina and Reduce Maintenance Costs with One Simple Breakthrough

Fiberglass-reinforced pultruded plastic (FRP) components replace steel thru-rods and timber walers on concrete floating docks.

Marina del Rey, CA, USA – 17 May 2017 – Two common challenges encountered when building in an aquatic environment are decomposition and concerns over ecological impact. The unforgiving conditions of a marine habitat accelerate corrosion and decay, creating a hefty economic burden on marinas.

One such concern is the environmental effect on treated lumber that is typical of continuous waler-connected dock system. Even treated wood can deteriorate when subjected to aquatic conditions. Until now, the only professionally engineered option has been to use treated lumber and to live with the reality of limited life span. Not being satisfied with that answer, Bellingham Marine set out to find a better solution.

Thanks to material advancements and years of dedicated research & development, the revolutionary FRP waler recently made a debut in the U.S. market. The FRP waler coupled with FRP thru-rods provides a product with a virtually unlimited design life, further enhancing the longevity associated with the construction of concrete floating docks.

Marina del Rey Marina in California is the first U.S. marina outfitted with FRP walers and FRP thru-rods. This revolutionary breakthrough means that the marina will… 

  • Require less maintenance
  • Enjoy a longer service life
  • Never rust or decay
  • Eliminate any concerns that may arise over use of treated lumber

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