Case Study: Duratread™ Saves National Park Time, Money in Stair Renovation

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Heavy traffic and old age contributed to the wear of 185 rock and concrete stairs in a frequently visited cave. The park initially considered removing the stairs and replacing them with a stainless steel or fiberglass stringer and stair tread system. However, DURATREAD™ stair tread covers ultimately offered a much more effective approach, allowing the park to keep the stairs and save time and money in the process.

TECHNICAL DATA
Product: Fiberglass Stair Tread Covers
Process: Molded fiberglass
Materials: DURATREAD™ fiberglass reinforced polymer stair tread covers
Sizes: 1/4" thick, 3' wide
For: Mammoth Cave National Park

DURATREAD™ stair tread covers were installed over the worn concrete and rock stairs and were a perfect fit. Featuring extremely durable, skid resistant aluminum oxide grit, the stair tread covers will ensure a much longer life for the stairs.

Mammoth Cave National Park was so pleased with DURATREAD™ that other possible specification assistance from Strongwell has been requested. The project has also drawn the attention of other national parks and has generated interest in applications utilizing Strongwell’s SAFPLATE® gritted plate and COMPOSOLITE® structural building panel system.

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