AridDek: Perect for Marine Decking Applications

AridDek: Perect for Marine Decking Applications

Did you know Wahoo Decks’ beginning happened when Wahoo Docks developed AridDek, an aluminum deck product for marine decking applications?

AridDek is now one of the most popular aluminum decking board options on the market. (And it’s perfect as marine decking too!)

AridDek’s debut all started over a decade ago when Wahoo Docks engineered AridDek as the perfect marine decking for their low-maintenance aluminum boat docks.

Now Wahoo Decks’ AridDek marine decking is used on docks and gangways, and if that wasn’t enough, you can also purchase dock accessories from Wahoo Decks!

AridDek has numerous benefits when used on docks and gangways:

1. Easy to clean

Simply clean your AridDek dock decking board periodically with soap and warm water and your dock decking looks as good as new.

2. Stability

Over time wood docks can rot. But not AridDek! Not only is it very stable but it also does not materially degrade; even with intense exposure to sunlight and water. This makes your dock or gangway long-lasting and impervious to insect damage, rot, and other types of decay.

3. Lightweight

Because AridDek is lightweight and watertight it makes AridDek ideal for upper deck applications.

4. Slip Resistant

Your dock or gangway may need to be near the water but that doesn’t mean you need to risk slipping! AridDek is slip-resistant because of its ribbed texture and slip-resistant powder coating.

5. Cooler to the Touch

Because of aluminum’s high thermal conductivity and its light color options, AridDek provides a surface that naturally stays cooler to the touch than composite, concrete, or wood decking materials

dock with dock acccessories

In addition to the fact that AridDek is perfect for your dock or gangway, remember that you also have abundant options for selecting dock accessories!

Here are just some of the dock accessories options you have when creating your ideal dock or gangway:

Kayak Rack

    • Securely holds (2) kayaks or canoes
    • Heavy-gauge aluminum construction
    • Powder-coated antique bronze finish

PWC Port

    • Handles most PWCs up to 1500 Lbs
    • Colors: tan or gray speckle
    • Heavy-duty hardware

Captain’s Swiveling Dock Chair

    • Ipe hardwood seat and back
    • Marine-grade aluminum frame with antique bronze powder-coated finish
    • Swivels 360 degrees

2 or 3 Person Dock Bench

    • Ipe Hardwood seat and back
    • No sealing, staining or waterproofing required
    • Bench available to mount or purchased with swing hardware to hang from the roof of your dock

For all these reasons and more, Wahoo Decks’ is proud to offer AridDek for marine applications. Wahoo Decks aluminum decking is not only the highest quality but also the best value that you’ll find anywhere. For more information visit www.wahoodecks.com or call us today at 877-270-9387 to learn more about your aluminum marine options!

Deck Design: AridDek – A Low Maintenance Option for Decking

Deck Design: AridDek – A Low Maintenance Option for Decking

deck design using AridDek aluminum decking low-maintenance decking

This home used AridDek as a patio room enclosure. Just one of the many ways a homeowner can use AridDek!

It’s that time… you are thinking about your deck design. You’re considering what you want your deck to look like and functionality questions and concerns too!

If you define the word “low maintenance” you’ll find that it means: Requiring little work to keep in good condition. Sounds good for your deck design, right?

This is exactly how Wahoo Decks would describe AridDek aluminum decking; a low maintenance decking board option that requires little work for the owner while staying in good condition.

What makes AridDek low maintenance?

  • The 6005 T-5 series marine-grade aluminum and powder coat finish of AridDek needs no staining, sealing, or painting.
  • AridDek requires no structural upkeep outside of a periodic cleaning with soap and water.

Not only is AridDek a low maintenance option for decking but there are also many other benefits for using AridDek.

  • AridDek is non-combustible; it simply will not ignite or burn
  • AridDek is durable and built to last. It is impervious to insects and will not split, splinter, decay, sag, crack, or rot.
  • Aluminum’s high thermal conductivity rapidly dissipates heat which keeps AridDek’s surface cooler than other common decking materials.
  • AridDek is family friendly because it uses no harmful chemicals and is stain resistant.
  • And last but not least, AridDek’s unique design creates a 100% waterproof space beneath your deck!

Not only are AridDek aluminum deck boards low maintenance, but you also can count on AridDek to be durable and environmentally safe. To learn more about AridDek decking and other aluminum products by Wahoo Decks visit www.WahooDecks.com or call Wahoo Decks at 877.270.9387.

Aluminum Dock Decking: Texas Dock Owner Refurbishes Rotting Dock with AridDek Aluminum Decking | Wahoo Decks

Aluminum Dock Decking: Texas Dock Owner Refurbishes Rotting Dock with AridDek Aluminum Decking | Wahoo Decks

AridDek Aluminum Decking was recently installed on this Texas dock to replace rotting decking.

AridDek Aluminum Decking was recently installed on this Texas dock to replace rotting decking.

Wahoo Decks, a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking and aluminum dock decking products, announced today that a Texas dock owner chose AridDek – an interlocking waterproof aluminum deck board system – for refurbishing a rotted wood dock.

JM Martin Construction in Mabank, Texas, has been building, installing, and remodeling docks for 10 years. He was interested in the new aluminum dock decking and approached Wahoo Decks.

When a customer came to JM Martin Construction about refurbishing an 8 year old wooden dock, selecting AridDek Aluminum Decking for the decking surface was an easy choice because of its low-maintenance and durability as dock decking.

Even after years of meticulous routine maintenance to a standard wooden dock by the owner, the decking surface still could not endure the aquatic surroundings.

“Even with routine maintenance the wood on the dock did not withstand the marine environment,” said Derek Holland of JM Martin Construction. “Replacing the rotted wood on the dock with AridDek aluminum decking boards was a simple solution. The dock owner loves AridDek because of its low-maintenance qualities and durability.”

AridDek aluminum decking is great dock decking in that it creates a low-maintenance and highly durable walking surface on any dock.

With AridDek decking there is no time or money spent sanding, painting, staining, or sealing. AridDek reduces routine upkeep while also remaining dependable over time.

One of the many advantages of aluminum decking is its longevity. AridDek is impervious to insects, decay, rot, and will not rust or experience material degradation from weathering.

Whether it comes to building a boat dock and choosing dock decking or refurbishing an existing one, AridDek is a cost-effective answer to dock decking materials. AridDek Aluminum Decking provides dock owners with a low-maintenance and durable aluminum dock walking surface which makes it ideal for marine and boat dock applications.

About Wahoo Decks

Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low-maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product and Fortis, a non-watertight aluminum deck board. Additionally, Wahoo Decks, offers DryJoist and DryJoistEZ, a revolutionary waterproof and structural aluminum joist system, Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits, and Wahoo Complete, an all-in-one pre-fabricated aluminum balcony product. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit http://www.WahooDecks.com.

AridDek Dock Decking Selected by JM Martin Construction Dock Company | Wahoo Decks

AridDek Dock Decking Selected by JM Martin Construction Dock Company | Wahoo Decks

AridDek Aluminum Dock Decking Selected by JM Martin Construction for its Waterproof Capabilities, Low-Maintenance, and Long Life Span

Wahoo Decks, a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking products announced today that JM Martin Construction has selected AridDek, an interlocking waterproof aluminum deck board system, for use on its dock and marine applications.

Just Southeast of Dallas in Mabank, Texas, JM Martin Construction has been building, installing, and repairing/remodeling docks and marinas for 10 years. For this project, JM Martin Construction chose AridDek for its waterproof decking solution, low-maintenance, and durability.

Derek Holland of JM Martin Construction said, “We love AridDek for its easy installation and the fact that the interlocking panels waterproof the deck below.”

AridDek’s innovative tongue-and-groove design creates a seamless, single layer surface from an integrated, hidden gutter system that channels water away from the structure. This creates a dry under deck area.

Because of this docking companies, such as JM Martin Construction, have been able to create and install finished wood ceilings without the need of extra layers of flashings and sealants.
jm martin construction ariddek dock deckingIn addition to simplified installation of finished wood ceilings for docks, AridDek customers are happy with the long lasting result of their docks. “Our customers love AridDek for its low-maintenance and its long life span,” says Holland.

For around the same price as a higher-end composite deck board AridDek provides dock owners with a low-maintenance aluminum walking surface that will not rust, warp, or decay over time.

About Wahoo Decks

Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low-maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product and Fortis, a non-watertight aluminum deck board. Additionally, Wahoo Decks, offers DryJoist and DryJoistEZ, a revolutionary waterproof and structural aluminum joist system, Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits, and Wahoo Complete, an all-in-one pre-fabricated aluminum balcony product. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit http://www.WahooDecks.com.

Best Dock Decking Product There Is – Docking Company Continues to See Value in AridDek Aluminum Decking

Best Dock Decking Product There Is – Docking Company Continues to See Value in AridDek Aluminum Decking

AridDek by Wahoo Decks is the top choice of dock decking product for building cost effective, sustainable and low maintenance boat docks.

As a veteran, full service boat dock builder, Dave Goodrich knows a thing or two about choosing the best materials – including dock decking products – for the job.

Goodrich, the owner of Docks by Dave, has been recommending and installing AridDek, a waterproof aluminum deck board for some time. Goodrich discovered this low maintenance, long lifespan, dock decking product nine years ago and has been singing its praises since then.

Always looking for ways to improve the quality of his docks, Goodrich was looking for an alternative dock decking product or material that would last longer and require less maintenance than lumber and steel.

Typically, docks get full exposure to sun and hot temperatures. Consequently, the lumber becomes too hot to walk on and more susceptible to rotting.

With its waterproof, non-slip, cooler-to-the-touch surface and innovative design, AridDek is a dock decking product that alleviated problems Goodrich had with other materials.

“Before I discovered AridDek, I tried a variety of lumber, metal and composite materials,” said Dave Goodrich, owner of Docks by Dave. “Nothing compares to AridDek as a dock decking product. In fact, I’ve even been hired to replace lumber, composite and other materials on decks with AridDek. My customers love that it is low maintenance, will outlast other dock materials and looks great too.”

AridDek has a tongue-in-groove design that provides a beautiful, low-maintenance, fireproof decking surface.  Furthermore, AridDek’s textured powder coating provides a safe, non-skid, surface that stays cooler to the touch than traditional decking planks. Also, unlike composite decking products, AridDek has a zero fire rating. Meaning, it is non-combustible and won’t smolder.

“Boat and dock builders are seeing the value in recommending aluminum materials and AridDek’s features make it an ideal building product for marina applications,” said Jon Bailey, Vice President of Wahoo Decks. “It’s naturally UV resistant to the deteriorating effects of direct sunlight and because the aluminum’s high thermal conductivity dissipates heat, the deck stays cooler than most wood or composite surfaces.”

About Wahoo Decks
Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products.  Wahoo Decks also offers Wahoo Rail, a complete line of commercial grade aluminum railing and AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product.   Additional information about Wahoo Decks can be found on www.WahooDecks.com or by calling 1-877-270-9387.