To help you better understand our product lines and FRP materials & manufacturing, we've compiled some of our most frequently asked questions.
What is FRP?
What are the benefits of using FRP?
What are the typical reinforcements?
How are FRP parts made?
What is Pultrusion?
Can any shape be pultruded?
What are the most typical resins used in the Pultrusion process?
What are the most typical reinforcements used in the Pultrusion process?
Do pultruded parts need to be painted?
What is Vacuum Infusion?
What happens when an FRP product is exposed to a petroleum product?
What does the FRP deck coating consist of?
What fire resistance standards do FRP panels meet?
Can an FRP bridge, deck or platform be power-washed?
Do FRP products have UV protection?
What is your experience in discussing and convincing clients (DOTs and rail entities) that the design engineer's proposal to use FRP is advantageous when compared to concrete?
Could you provide some information on typical problems & solutions for post-installed anchorage of items after construction?
What is the fire resistance?
Are the FRP platforms for indoor or subway use?
How do you spec this on a design-bid-build project? Do you have a special provision?
Were the grates for the scupper also FRP?
What type of corrosion protection is provided for the connection clips that connect to the beams?
What type of performance specification you can provide?
How do you prevent water and snow melt from reaching the steel support beams underneath?
What are the size and shape restrictions of FRP panels?
What design features can be incorporated into the design of an FRP deck?
How are FRP panels connected to the superstructure?
What is the Thermal Expansion of FRP Panels?
What are typical FRP deck bridge capacities?
What are panel-to-panel joints made of?
How are expansion joints constructed?
What does the non-slip deck overlay consist of?
What is the life of the overlay on an FRP deck?
What grit options are available for the wear surface?
What is the repair procedure for wear surfaces?
How do I get an estimate for a park and trail bridge project I am considering?
How long will it take to provide the bridge once its been ordered?
Will you install the bridge once it's built?
I need a bridge that can support cars as well as pedestrians. Can you provide a solution?
What is the weight of the heaviest member in the bridge system?
Can the bridge be shipped assembled?
When are bridges spliced?
What is the longest component you have manufactured and shipped to date?
How long a span can you provide with the bridge system?
Can you design the bridge with a chamber?
What type of foundations can be used with your bridge system? Do you provide foundation design?
There is an elevation difference between one side of our bridge site and the other side. Can we install your bridge on a slope?
For what types of applications do you recommend using stainless steel bolts over hot dipped galvanized fasteners?
What material do you recommend for the deck?
What is the recommended spacing between the safety midrails?
How do the properties of fiberglass compare with typical structural steel, reinforced concrete, wood and aluminum?
How does fiberglass perform in harsh environmental conditions?
What type of maintenance will I have to do to the access bridge?