What to Avoid!
Not all anti slip products are the same. Many can start life as great looking products, but very quickly start to deteriorate. To help you avoid costly mistakes, view our hall of shame.
1. Poor quality timber – can lead to decay or warping
2. Narrow grooves – can mean non slip will fall out
3. Poor quality aggregates – if particles are too large there may not be enough resin to hold the anti slip in place
4. Pre-treated timber – if the decking is treated before the anti slip inserts are added, the anti slip may not bind as well to the treated decking. We can get round this by re-skimming the grooves in treated decking, to create a clean untreated surface, to ensure an perfect bond between resin and timber.
5. Anti Slip Resin Sag – thin resin will result in a sag in the middle of the groove when aggregate is added, as the aggregate sinks into the poor quality resin. This results in an ugly sag and poor anti slip coverage
6. End of Decking Spill – resin can spill out of the end of each deck board if the ends are not sealed during manufacturing. This results in an ugly finish and poor anti slip coverage.
7. Uneven Anti Slip Coverage – this not only looks messy, it can also uneven anti slip protection.
8. Anti Slip over kill – too many strips and you are wasting money, not enough and it’s a waste of your money. Make sure you take advice before deciding on the levels of anti slip you require.
9. Over painting – this can add a smooth finish over the top of the anti slip aggregate and greatly reduce its effectiveness.
10. Poor installation – not enough supporting timber can result in warped walkways.