We get a lot of questions about using BamDeck® Composite Decking on docks. Wether you’re building over fresh or saltwater, BamDeck® composite has the features you need to build one rockin’ dock! The first thing to consider when choosing a deck for your dock is how well it holds up to moisture. With 90% less water absorption than other composites, BamDeck® won’t swell, warp or mold.
While most synthetic deck material and recycled plastic decking is made from a combination of wood filler (sawdust, wood chips, etc) and plastic, BamDeck® is made from 100% recycled materials: 60% recycled bamboo fibers and 40% recycled HDPE plastic. Bamboo is known for its exceptional durability, and the bamboo fibers in BamDeck® give it industry-leading strength and density, making it inherently stronger than other wood-based composites or plastic decks. In fact, third-party tests in accordance with ASTM’s regulations have found BamDeck® to be at least 3.6x as strong as other composites made from plastic deck material.
Next, you want to make sure your deck material will be strong enough. Check out our strength test video that puts several composites to a scientific bend test.
Because of BamDeck®’s superior density, it absorbs 90% less water than other composites and plastic decks. When water leaks into a less dense wood-plastic composite, it can cause mold, mildew, and in some cases, decay- irreversible damage that will require replacing the deck to fix. This is especially important to consider if you live in a location that experiences frequent rain or snowfall.
Stick With A Winner
Lastly, it always best to choose a material that has a proven history as a superior dock topper. But don’t take our word for it, check out the dock Vanilla Ice Built using our 3G Wide Plank BamDeck® Composite.