Many waterslide towers and aquatic pedestrian bridges utilize fiberglass grating for the decking and stair treads. This type of grating is produced by manufacturers such as Strongwell, Fibergrate, and McNichols. Generally speaking, fiberglass grating is a fantastic material choice for these type of applications.
For at least 10 years, Fischer Bros has found success in the restoration of this type of decking. In most cases, the structural integrity of the grating is not compromised by the time that the nonskid aspect of the surface has been worn off. In high traffic areas, this grating can get slippery as well as begin producing fiberglass slivers that get into bare feet.
We remove the treads and decking, haul it to our Restoration Shop, and restore it back to the new condition before reinstalling it using new 316 Stainless Steel hardware. Colors can be changed, and a range of aggregate sizes can be selected from in order to achieve the correct level of aggressiveness in the non-skid top surface.
Generally speaking, the cost to restore decking and treads on a slide tower is about half the cost of replacing it with new fiberglass grating. However, if there is a compelling reason to replace the decking rather than restore it, we can help with that too!
Give Andrew a call today to set up a site visit. He is traveling around Iowa and Minnesota frequently, and can usually find time for a site visit within one week.
Andrew’s Cell – 608-769-5790