If you’ve ever walked along a pier or dock, you may have noticed that many of the wooden pilings supporting these structures are wrapped or coated with some sort of material. But have you ever wondered why? Wrapping pilings is not just a cosmetic choice – it serves an important purpose in protecting the pilings from damage caused by natural elements such as water, sunlight, and marine life.
Piling Wrap Protection
Pilings are often wrapped or coated to protect them from damage caused by natural elements such as water, sunlight, marine borers, and other environmental factors. The purpose of wrapping pilings is to extend their lifespan and reduce the need for frequent maintenance or replacement.
Wrapping materials can vary based on the location and intended use of the pilings. Common wrapping materials include polyethylene sheets, fiberglass, concrete, and epoxy. The wrapping material provides a barrier between the piling and the environment, preventing moisture from penetrating the wood, which can cause rot and decay.
In addition to protecting the pilings from environmental damage, wrapping can also improve the structural integrity of the pilings. The wrapping material can add strength and stiffness to the pilings, reducing the risk of bending or buckling under heavy loads.
Beach to Bay Dive Services started in early 2019 as a commercial dive service. Our team continues to provide our customers with the peace of mind knowing that each dock piling wrap will be performed correctly from conception to completion at a fair cost. Our reputation has been and continues to be our best advertisement. Recently, Beach to Bay Dive Services has transitioned to Beach to Bay Divers and Pools. Our experienced pool technicians provide a level of service and repairs that assure our pool customers have that same peace of mind as our dive service