Innovative. Durable. Unifloat FRP
Advanced FRP components add decades to service life, reduce maintenance and add a new level of sophistication to the Unifloat concrete dock system.
Unifloat FRP docks are not only more durable and lower maintenance than their predecessors and competitors, they have a more contemporary look.
The new docks have a number of advantages that make dock ownership easier.
- Low maintenance.
- 60+ year service life
- Cannot rust, corrode or deteriorate
- Stronger than steel, aluminum or timber
Advanced Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) is a game changer for the dock industry. It is lightweight, long lasting, non-corrosive, and does not deteriorate.
The Unifloat FRP has a growing number of FRP components. The company’s end goal? Replace all ferrous and timber components with advanced composite or other non-ferrous alternatives.
Standard on all Unifloat docks. FRP Thru-rods last longer, are corrosion free and require less maintenance than conventional metal thru-rods.
Longer service life. Formulated for maximum corrosion resistance. FRP thru-rods provide better dock longevity especially in environments with high salinity and higher temperatures.
Reduced maintenance. Superior stretch characteristics holds tension better than steel, so end nuts stay tight.
Improved strength. Twice the strength of stainless steel. FRP thru-rods are tough. Approved for use on wave attenuators, superyacht berths and floating platforms.
Specifically designed for the Unifloat dock system. FRP walers are everything you want in your marina. Modern styling. Durability. Extended service life. And, free of preservatives.
Resistant to Impact. Designed for high fatigue cycles. Exceptional strength. FRP walers will not warp or deform under impact.
Rot resistant. Unaffected by moisture or immersion in water. Immune to attack by marine wood boring organisms.
Extended service life. Rot and decay is not an issue for FRP. Owners can expected a service life of 75+ years for their FRP waler.
Safe for the environment. FRP products are preservative free. 100% safe for use in the most sensitive marine environments.
Advanced GFRP bar is the ultimate reinforcement for concrete in marine applications.
Durable. Resistant to chemical attack, free from corrosion and innately stronger than stainless steel.
Affordable. Whole-life cost savings by extended service life. No need for steel reinforcement protection strategies like cathodic protection.
Bellingham’s Commitment to Advancing Dock Technology
Long-lasting, low-maintenance floating structures are the cornerstone of sustainable waterfront development. Bellingham is determined to take the signature longevity of its dock systems one-step further. A near zero maintenance dock with a service life of 75+ years. The ultimate marina for real estate minded investors and long-term property holders.
Traditional docks and floating structures have 2 glaring weaknesses.
- Docks don’t last long because they are made out of materials that quickly deteriorate in the marine environment.
- Docks can be costly to maintain. The harsh marine environment and constant motion places considerable stress on the entire system.
When you build with wood or metals, the day you walkaway it starts to deteriorate. Then you have to maintain it.
The dock of the future will have no wood or ferrous materials. Its service life will be on par with landside structures and require minimal maintenance. Unifloat FRP is a big step toward this goal.
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