FWPA Building Innovations

LP Top Notch

Involves platform floor sheeting which is provided with a rain channel in the spline connecting adjoining sheets together. here, teh spline is periodically notched to allow surface water to escape, thus preventing water ponding on the floor platform whilst exposed, during construction.

Benefits

Reduced likelihood of swelling in floor sheets from unwanted moisture uptake.

Limitations

Must be implementation into the floor sheeting production process.

Comments

Weyerhauser has a similar product called "down pour drainage grooves" (refer to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0h5C99J6DM)

Website

www.lpcorp.com

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