Utility grade plastic lumber is ideal for the use as a sleeper in all types of construction applications including over concrete and even buried into soil. Synthetic lumber has many benefits including:
Can not be infested
Impervious to moisture
Extremely durable even in harsh environments
Utility plastic lumber is a low-cost option compared to standard premium grade synthetic lumber:
Plastic Lumber is often used in applications where high moisture creates and enviroment that quickly destroys natural fiber products. Furring strips are used on basement walls, under decks and boardwalks as a type of sleeper and in a plethora of similar applications where a nailing strip or a simply a raised surface is needed.
Dunnage boards are utilized in all types of applications where a spacer is need to either keep material up off the ground and out of the dirt or needed to keep separate between layers for ease of storage and secondary handling. The applications can be both sophisticated or simple including scenarios depicted in the below video where the dunnage blocks are utilized for the a hydraulic leveling and or climbing system.
Dunnage boards historically have utilized natural wood timbers as that was the most readily available and the most inexpensive option however the boards were found to rot, splinter and snap requiring replacement far to often. Plastic lumber while being more expensive up front offers a long term solution to the breakage and decay of these natural timber boards. Spacer boards often lay on top of a concrete base allowing the steel to have a protected resting spot without chance of damage.
The use of plastic lumber not only offers long term financial savings and reduced exposure to product damage it additionally takes landfill bound recyclable plastics and gives it a valuable and useful home.
Plastic Lumber has become a replacement for wood in thousands of applications as the advantages to changing are many. BestPLUS Plastic Lumber is a unique recycled material offering a low cost alternative for many applications that are already using plastic or applications that are still using wood.
Where BestPLUS is located:
Manufacturing: 1092 Claridge-Elliot Road, Jeannette, PA 15644
Corporate HQ: 200 Inner Belt Road, Somerville, MA 02143
Concrete contractors looking a lifetime nailing strip product have been utilizing recycled plastic lumber 2 x 2 x 12′ profiles as a great alternative to wood which rots and is subject to general decay.
Available in large volume and shipped directly to your job-site if needed, 2x2x12′ nailers are also used as spacers in the concrete form industry.