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Pilings

The AIA 2011 convention expo was full of cool products. I had never heard of fiberglass pilings but were quickly sold on their superior qualities. I think I surprised the salesman when I walked up and immediately recognized the material as fiberglass. I didn't tell him that my dad once had a fiberglass boat business! They are stronger than steel, doesn't rot like wood and is made without any preservatives that could leach into the environment. They are also hollow so if you are rebuilding a dock you can slip the new pilings over the old wood pilings saving on demolition costs.

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