Installation of AridDek aluminum decking and Wahoo Rail at Stonewater Place Apartments was done by Tursky Construction Company.
Developers select aluminum decking products from Wahoo Decks over other materials for low maintenance requirements and fire safety features.
Wahoo Decks, a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor aluminum decking products and deck railing, announced today that the developers of Stonewater Place Apartments in Jackson, Tennessee have selected AridDek and Wahoo Rail, low-maintenance waterproof aluminum deck board and railing. The community’s developers evaluated several decking materials and providers before deciding to work with Wahoo Decks.
As local business owners, Chris and Tyler Tursky have been in the commercial construction business for almost three decades, making the move into multifamily residential development a natural next step for this father-son team. Over the years, the Turksys have attributed their success to using the highest quality and safest materials available. When they set out to develop Stonewater Place, they wanted a decking product that would offer safety, without compromising aesthetics. After evaluating several options, the Turskys selected AridDek and Wahoo Rail over pressure treated wood and vinyl rails for low maintenance, lifespan and ultimately, safety features.
“Unlike other products we considered, AridDek and Wahoo Rail offered the safety features we required, while also adding to the visual appeal of the community,” said Chris Tursky, president of Volunteer Management & Development Company and owner of Tursky Construction Company. “Finding a non-combustible decking product that offers clean, classic and sturdy lines is something we didn’t think was possible until we found Wahoo Decks. In fact, our designer took the railing a step further and combined antique bronze post and rail caps with mocha balusters, which really added a distinctive look to the community.”
Chris Tursky is the president of Volunteer Management & Development Company and owner of Tursky Construction Company and works closely with Tyler Tursky who is the project manager for Volunteer Management & Development Company and an integral part of Tursky Construction Company.
Apartment residents at Stonewater Place will love having an aluminum decking board that has an innovative waterproof tongue and groove design that creates a beautiful, low-maintenance, zero fire rated deck surface.
With a tongue-in-groove design that provides a beautiful, low-maintenance non-combustible deck surface, AridDek also incorporates an integrated gutter system to create a dry, usable area under the deck. Its textured powder coating provides a safe, non-skid surface that naturally stays cooler to the touch than traditional decking planks. In this instance, AridDek was combined with Wahoo Rail, pre-fabricated aluminum rail sections that are quick and easy to install; well suited for both commercial and residential rail applications for an incredibly stable, solid, and long lasting connection that will not loosen overtime. For more information on AridDek or Wahoo Rail, visit https://www.wahoodecks.com.
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 offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product, DryJoist and DryJoistEZ (U.S. Pat. No. 8,276,344), a revolutionary waterproof and structural exterior aluminum joist, and Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit http://www.WahooDecks.com.
Wahoo Rail and AridDek installed at Village Green Apartments
How did this apartment complex end up choosing Wahoo Rail from Wahoo Decks?
Wahoo Rail to the rescue… Ensuring the safety of residents has always been a top concern for Village Green Apartments, an award-winning residential community in St. Louis, Missouri.
When the wood balconies and railings on its 252 units began to show signs of aging and rotting, they wasted no time. They quickly turned to a local building expert for his recommendation on a safe and cost effective replacement option. This led them to Wahoo Rail.
Challenge Met by Wahoo Rail:
The management at Village Green asked Randy Phillips, a veteran in the construction industry and CEO of Phillips Service Company, to evaluate several types of products that could potentially be used to replace the wood balconies and railings. They relied on his expert opinion in understanding the differences between wood, composite and aluminum products, hoping to find the right solution that would minimize long-term cost, require little maintenance and continue to look great over time.
The Wahoo Rail Solution:
Phillips, who was selected by Village Green for his attention to detail and willingness to consider innovative products, invested weeks of hard work in meetings and product briefings. He wanted to uncover an option that would meet the cost and safety requirements of Village Green and also enhance the appearance of the community today and in the years to come.
As a volunteer firefighter, Phillips was well aware of the building codes and safety implications that could occur from choosing the wrong product. When they approached Phillips, the team at Village Green was leaning toward installing composite decking. It had an appealing appearance and didn’t require much maintenance, but it was missing one element that Phillips knew very well.
According to the fire department, composite failed to meet the fire codes around combustion. Although a composite material will not ignite, it can smolder and create a significant amount of smoke. In the 6,000 deaths that occur in residential fires each year, most victims of fires die from smoke or toxic gases and not from burns. Considering resident safety along with strength, low maintenance requirements and long-term sustainability, Phillips ultimately recommended a combination of AridDek and Wahoo Rail from Wahoo Decks.
AridDek was created on the notion that aesthetics don’t have to be sacrificed when it comes to durability and safety. Stronger than wood, AridDek won’t rot, warp or decay and unlike composite decking products, has a zero fire rating, is non-combustible and won’t smolder. Being able to combine this with Wahoo Rail, pre-fabricated aluminum rail sections that are quick and easy to install, would give Village Green Apartments an incredibly stable, solid and long lasting balcony and railing product.
As an added bonus, on rainy days, AridDek’s integrated gutter systems creates a dry, usable area under the deck while, on warmer days, its textured powder coating provides a safe, non-skid surface that naturally stays cooler to the touch than traditional decking planks.
Today, AridDek and Wahoo Rail have been installed in 252 units of the Village Green Apartment community.
“My goal was to recommend durable, safe building materials that would save the property owner money on future maintenance. AridDek was the natural front runner,” said Randy Phillips. “I was well aware of the benefits of AridDek but felt especially confident when the county building inspector was also impressed by its strength.”
AridDek and Wahoo Rail at a Glance:
Manufactured using 45% recycled content from industrial and post-consumer aluminum scrap and assists builders in achieving points toward LEED credits
Available in two color options, Ash Gray and Sandstone
Needs no staining, sealing or painting like most decking materials
Extruded from a pure aluminum alloy that won’t rust
Non-combustible and durable. Will not split, splinter, decay, crack or rot
Cool to the touch since aluminum’s high thermal conductivity rapidly dissipates heat, creating a cooler surface than most traditional types of decking
Creates a 100% waterproof space beneath deck suitable for interior conditioned space or outdoor patio
Complementing a deck’s overall appearance or any outdoor landscape, Wahoo Rail is a deck rail system that is maintenance free and will not rot, splinter or loose reliability over time.
The pre-fabricated aluminum rail sections of this deck rail system are quick and easy to install; well suited for both commercial and residential rail applications for an incredibly stable, solid, and long lasting connection that will not loosen overtime.
Wahoo Rail is a commercial grade deck rail system that not only offers enduring beauty but is low maintenance and long lasting – it will never rot, splinter or lose its structural integrity. Wahoo Rail comes in all-inclusive, pre-drilled rail kits. 4′, 5′, 6′ kits are available and 36″ and 42″ heights. Stair kits are available as well.
Wahoo Rail and AridDek installed at home in Augusta, GA.
Check out this beautiful AridDek and Wahoo Rail project that Archadeck of Augusta did a “Great Job” on! “
To reduce the up-keep, Archadeck decided to go with an aluminum decking and Wahoo Rail – aluminum deck railing. Turned out to not be any more expensive than the newer composites. With all the trees we have, keeping the debris cleaned from the openings between deck boards is a real pain. There are no openings with this material, so much less up-keep. It creates a water proof cover of the area below. We also have a problem with squirrels gnawing on the composite I used to build the front porch and walk, shouldn’t have that issue with this at all!
Southern Industries/Archadeck of Augusta is the contractor and the product is AridDek from Wahoo Decks. We are also using aluminum railing from Wahoo Rail.