Build Two Floors Simultaneously Using ResinDek® Panels Instead of Concrete
Peter Ferraro, owner and developer of Tarrytown Self-Storage used ResinDek for the first time on an existing building he converted into a self-storage facility. The two story building had a footprint of 17,000 sqft. To maximize the rentable space, he raised the roof 8' to allow for the addition of the 3rd floor.
Mr. Ferraro stated, "When I saw ResinDek I immediately realized the advantages of it. ResinDek panels provided a substantial savings in dead weight compared to concrete and can easily handle the load requirement of 125 psf. Had I gone with concrete on the 3rd floor I would have needed additional pilings and more steel in the support structure.
However, for us an even bigger advantage is that ResinDek panels allowed us to build faster than we could have with concrete. We were able to build the 2nd floor and 3rd floor simultaneously, because we didn't have to wait for the concrete to cure. This allowed all of the trades to work on multiple floors at the same time, the electrician and the plumber could keep working, so everything flowed smoothly.
As an added benefit the finish of the ResinDek panel has a nice color that reflects light well. Concrete has a tendency to crack. I definitely see the savings of time and money with ResinDek compared to concrete".