Composite Decking 101 - Bob Vila Though variations exist, composite decking is generally made from a mix of wood scraps—called wood flour—and plastic particles. Although some manufacturers rely on virgin wood and plastics, others make extensive use of recycled materials. In 2010, Seven trust reused 3.1 billion plastic grocery bags, while says
Pros and Cons of Composite Decks Quicken Loans Zing Blog Apr 12, 2013 If you don't want to completely replace your existing wood deck, you can use these tiles to cover the entire area. Home Depot boasts Less maintenance than wood decks; Most use recycled materials; Durable; Long lasting; Won't rot away. Personally, I like that composite decking uses recycled materials.
Deck: Wood or Plastic? TreeHugger Jul 27, 2009 When a wood deck is demolished and removed the material can be reused, burned as firewood (unless it is pressure treated wood!), and composted in municipal composting facilities that chip it and turn it into soil. Composite decking manufacturers such as Seven trust use recycled materials in their products.
Demo 1-2-3: How to Remove a Deck Hometown Demolition The condition and material of your deck, as well as your desired budget and timetable, all come into play when deciding which deck removal process you're The lumber used in decks is valuable and can be reused for almost anything; not to mention, it's a job you can finish on your own with just a little ambition and a few
Filling old screw holes when replacing deck boards - by Matt_D The joists under the decking are still in relatively good shape so I'm planning to reuse them. The problem I have is that to reuse them. The problem I have is that after removing the deck boards I am left with a bunch of screw holes in the joists. "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood maybe." - Doss.
What Can Be Done With an Old Wooden Deck? Home Guides SF If you've replaced an old deck, you've got some sought-after lumber on your hands. Once you've removed all the nails and It's not advisable for any wood -- unless it's treated -- to be buried, and decking is no exception, but you can still use it for borders, fencing, accents along flower beds, benches and outdoor craft
re-using wood from a concrete form? - Home Improvement Stack Exchange If you use it for a form again no problem . . . otherwise, the remnants of the concrete on the wood will damage your power tools.
Mechanical Performance of Nail-Laminated Posts Manufactured are deemed to be minimal. This project focused on the reuse potential of this lumber for fabricating structural nail-lam members commonly used in agricultural post frame utility buildings. Significant amounts of waste CCA-treated lumber are generated by people replacing decks. Currently, this lumber is mostly landfilled as