07 January 2014
07 January 2014
The company’s fibreglass grating and stair treads were used at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, US.
Strongwell explains the waterpark features over 43,000 square feet of platforms and stair towers which are constantly exposed to chlorinated water and constant foot traffic. The use of a safe, corrosion resistant, low maintenance material is a must. Strongwell claims its DURAGRID products were able to meet these specifications.
DURAGRID T-1800 1” was installed to serve as platform flooring and 5’ wide DURAGRID T-1700 2” stair treads were used on staircases throughout the park. EXTREN 625 series plate and channels were used to provide the façade.
Strongwell says it’s materials were also used to provide much needed skid resistance. The grating and stair treads feature a fine grit surface that provides a safe, skid-resistant walking surface, even in midst of the wettest conditions. As added benefits, the open construction of the grating and stair treads eliminates standing water and allows more natural lighting through.
“We went from drab and dirty, to a clean, finished, easy to maintain surface that is safe and aesthetically pleasing. Instead of pressure washing 75 stairs weekly, we hose them down once a month, saving labour and chemicals.” – Steve Grossenbach, Director of Engineering at Blue Harbor Resort & Spa.
Photo provided by Strongwell
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