DuraDeck is a unique molded plastic mat that is durable, lightweight, and extremely strong. Sections are engineered to provide ground protection and access over soft surfaces and will provide a firm support base and traction for numerous activities. DuraDeck sections can be carried by 1-2 persons and positioned easily as required on a job site. No tools are required for installation or removal.
Each 86 lb DuraDeck sheet is molded using a specially formulated high density polyethylene (HDPE) that makes the product extraordinarily strong, chemical and weather resistant, and able to withstand the rigors of industrial use. UV inhibitors are added, allowing DuraDeck to be used indoors and outdoors without the risk of fading or degradation. Sections are rigid, yet have some flex, allowing sections to withstand heavy moving weights without cracking or breaking.
Standard DuraDeck ground protection mats are 4ft long x 8ft wide (other sizes are available) and are ½" thick at the center, with added tread patterns for greater traction and slip resistance. Up to 500 sheets can be transported on a standard tractor trailer or ocean shipping container and sections will fit inside the bed of most pick-up trucks. Pallets of DuraDeck can be double and triple stacked as needed.
A single 8ft wide section can accommodate pick-up trucks, backhoes, ditch diggers, and other smaller vehicles. By positioning 2- 4ft x 8ft sections side by side, a 16ft wide road, suitable for heavy truck traffic, can be created. Of course, sections can be added as needed to form two way roadways (3 sections = 24 ft) or large work and activity pads of unlimited size.
Depending on the application, DuraDeck ground protection and access mats may be ordered in either black or beige (custom colors are available for larger orders). For grass protection in warm weather environments, beige mats will keep the surface cooler to help prevent the browning and overheating of the grass below.
Each ground protection and traction mat has connection holes at each corner and in the middle of the 8ft side, allowing mats to be configured side by side, staggered, or at 90 degree angles to each other. DuraDeck sheets can be connected using 2-way or 4-way metal links. Our DuraLink and DuraLink HD metal connectors are capable of handling heavy vehicle traffic as well as the significant torque from forklift turns and sudden stops. Of course, DuraDeck can also be used without any connectors on most temporary projects and may be placed adjacent to one another for quick installation.
Depending on the ground surface and the density of the subsurface, DuraDeck can be used to provide access for vehicles and equipment weighing up to 80 tons. The system has been tested by the Army Corp of Engineers Soft Soil Testing Laboratory. A full-scale test section of our matting was installed over a sand sub-grade and trafficked with a fully loaded 7-ton military truck. The DuraDeck traction and access mats were subject to 2,000 truck passes. .
Unlike plywood DuraDeck will not warp, rot, crack, or delaminate and there are no unsafe chemicals, such as arsenic, which exists in some treated plywood. Our panels meet all local requirements limiting the use of arsenic treated plywood on construction sites and for roadway and access use. By using DuraDeck panels in place of wood, you are not only saving money, but helping prevent contamination to the environment and your job site.
DuraDeck ground protection and access products are manufactured using primarily recycled plastic material and as such do their part in helping the environment. DuraDeck Panels qualify for preference under Federal, State, and Local Government purchasing guidelines, offering preference to products with recycled content, as their recycled content exceeds 90%.
We always recommend purchasing DuraDeck panels as mats are nearly indestructible and last for many years. For one time projects, that are limited in duration and scope, we offer nationwide DuraDeck rentals at reasonable weekly and monthly rates. We arrange for shipping to and from your work site and can even supervise and provide labor for the installation and removal of sections. Visit our rentals section for more information on DuraDeck rentals.
DuraDeck mats are designed to flex - so they will not crack or break under pressure.
DuraDeck mats last longer and are more rugged than plywood
DuraDeck mats are designed to withstand extreme pressures without cracking or breaking.