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Deck Collapse Tragedy - Could Your Vinyl Deck be at Risk? - Tufdek 18 May 2017 ... Poor Waterproofing Suspected in Balcony Collapse – Is Your Vinyl Deck at Risk? ... Unfortunately, it's possible that there were gaps left in the plastic and that water entered the substrate. Without a way to ... Vinyl roof decking using a multi-layer construction can hold up better and offers waterproof protection.

Melbourne balcony collapse a 'wake-up call', engineer says | Daily ... 17 Dec 2017 ... A leading engineer says a backyard balcony collapse in Melbourne that killed two and injured 17 others should serve as a somber 'wake-up call' to other homeowners. ... There are probably more decks being built than swimming pools,' Mr Stoltz told The Age. More than 30 people were standing on the...

Wood Plastic Composites vs. PVC Decking – Columbus Decks ... 11 Feb 2010 ... PVC decking. If you are not familiar with wood/plastic composites or PVC decking options, here are some differences to consider including a couple recommendations on products and cleaning solutions. Wood/Plastic Composites. Composite decking is nothing more than wood flour mixed with plastics and...

Doncaster East balcony collapse: | Herald Sun 18 Dec 2017 ... “Most people weren't even on that side of the deck yet.” Ms Leerentveld suffered severe injuries, including a broken knee and deep cuts from broken bottles. “I've had a lot of glass removed from my legs,” she said. Tupperware and Nutrimetics Australia and New Zealand president Daisy Chin-Lor expressed...

Doncaster East balcony collapse could point to rising problem, says ... 18 Dec 2017 ... The collapse of a balcony in Doncaster East has drawn attention to a potentially growing problem, an engineering expert has warned. Engineers Australia Victorian president Chris Stoltz said stress on structures attached to houses may be on the rise and he had observed an anecdotal increase in decks...

Two dead and 17 injured after balcony collapses during Melbourne ... 16 Dec 2017 ... It is believed more than 30 people were on balcony at Doncaster East house when it collapsed, trapping people underneath.

Melbourne balcony collapse: Two dead at Doncaster East house 17 Dec 2017 ... Two women have died following a balcony collapse during a Christmas party at a suburban home in Melbourne's east. There were more than 30 people on the back deck of the house, on Balinga Court in Doncaster East, when it collapsed on Saturday night at around 10.30pm. A 59-year-old Croydon...

PVC Deck Boards or Capped Composite? | deckadvisor 9 Jan 2011 ... So, which is better? PVC deck products like XLM, Azek Deck, Fiberon Professional or the capstock brethren I detailed above? ...... to use for materials (and a contractor that uses it very regularly) I am torn between the sand ridge PVC by TT vs. the brown oak terrain in the capped composite.

porch railings - JLC-Online Forums House is nearly nearly 100 years old and the porch has seen better days. ... Most of the vinyl railings are just to plastic/smooth/shiny looking for their tastes. ... Since I have never done a pvc or composite deck or porch I cannot attest to the veracity of any of the above allegations, just part of the investigatory...

Will Snow Damage my Deck this winter? Tips for clearing snow from ... 11 Jan 2011 ... Don't shovel your deck to avoid collapse....Don't ... Pressure treated pine is OK; hard woods like mahogany and especially ipe will fare better, but all wood is vulnerable. And so is ... The newer PVC decking (Azek, XLM, Fiberon Horizon, etc) is scratch resistant and will survive a plastic shovel.

Shop Deck Rails at Lowes Fiberon (Actual: 3.5-in x 4-in x 8-ft) Traditional 2-Pack White Composite Deck Handrail. (27). Enter your location .... Fiberon (Common: x 8.5-ft; Actual: 1.5-in x 1.5-in x 8.8-ft) Homeselect Ada PVC (Not Wood). (1). Enter your .... The previous deck was pressure treated and was rotten and about to collapse. The client is very...

Deck Care and Maintenance | Maintain Your Deck with HouseLogic ... Annual deck maintenance will forestall repairs, protect your investment, and boost your enjoyment of your outdoor space. ... Vinyl (cellular PVC) deck: You'll only need to use warm water and a mild soap to remove mold, mildew, and dirt. 5. Clean the deck. ... A damaged ledger is the cause of 90% of all deck collapses.

AZEK decking problems-sagging & lifting - Professional Deck ... Maybe if I had a better skid plate material, I could replace and/or double them & have less sag or totally eliminate the sag. Any ideas? ... This is a common issue that pops up quite often with PVC and/or composite decking installed over a membrane roof to provide waterproofing for a finished ceiling below.

Keeping Water Out of Decks | Professional Deck Builder ... 1 May 2012 ... But wind can act against gravity and move water sideways and even uphill, opening up more potential avenues for water to travel. And then there's capillary action, ... And if the house framing rots where the ledger attaches to it, the deck could pull away from the house and collapse. The rest of the deck is no...

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