MAINTENANCE and EQUIPMENT

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DAMAGE & MAINTENCE NEEDS REPORTING SYSTEM
   

GUIDE FOR SECURING THE FLOATING DOCK (WORK PLATFORM)

   
MARINA CONSTRUCTION  
Marina Construction Drawing (Permit #18-1986, Dtd 5-9-2019)
VMRC Permit JPA #18-1986 (5-30-2019)

ACORPS Approval of VMRC JPA#18-1986

Plaquard to be displayed during construction (ref: JPA 18-1986)
ACoE Permit NAO-2000-03109 (VMRC#18--1986)
 
Boat Lift "Finger Pier" Construction Guide  
Dock Box Installation Drawing & Specs (Draft)  
   
PUMP OUT SYSTEM  
Pump-out Sytem and Operations Manual  
Pump-out Oil Dripper Manual  
Pump-out_Oil_Dripper Specs  
   
ELECTRICAL  
1. Flood Lighting - Use LED Flood light bulbs (100W equivalent illumens, or better).
2. Electrical Power Pedistals. Hatteras Light Power Pedistal manufactured by Eaton. Parts catalog.
   

PRESSURE TREATED (PT) LUMBER

Lumber used for new constrcution or to make repairs shall only be purchased from suppliers that provide marine grade lumber. A list of some reputable local marine grade lumber suppliers follow:

PT LUMBER SUPPLIERS

Treated Lumber Outlet
http://www.treatedlumberoutlet.com/

5501 City Line Road
Building #4
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone:   (757) 245-9241

Decks & Docks Lumber Co.
www.decks-docks.com
757-441-9603
4387 Ports Blvd, Ports Va.
    

Seaport Marine
http://www.seaport-marine.com
812 Professional Place,
Chesapeake, Virginia, 23320
Phone:   (757) 436-4400  

Princess Anne Pile
2792 Trade St,
Chesapeake, VA 23323
(757) 487-2511
   
RECOMMENDED PILING & LIFT INSTALLERS

Dash Marine
David Williamson
757-641-4688 (w)
757-641-7132 (c)

H&H Marine
Scott & Chris Hodges
3623 Shipwright Street
Portsmouth, VA 23703
chris@hodgesandhodges.com
757-484-0308

   
Acelution, Inc
Dan Hobby
632 Hampton Hwy
Yorktown , VA 23693
mail@needace.com
(757) 224-0113
L&L Marine
Bob Livengood
757-357-5437
757-846-4222
   
Flint Marine
Chris Flint
chris@flintmarine.com
 
   

PT LUMBER
PRESERVATIVE
SPECIFICATIONS
& CAUTIONS

The preservative used in Pressure Treated (PT) lumber varies significantly, depending on the intended use. 

CCA (preservative/toxicity) treatment levels for Deck Boards is significantly less than levels used in the Structural Framing below (e.g., joist, girders and pilings).  One is safe for human contact, the other is not.  Life expectancy and Safety are affected.

Background:

  • Pressure Treated Lumber is treated per American WoodPreservers’ Association (AWPA) requirements.  There are 12 treatment Use Categories (e.g., UC1, UC3B, UC5B, etc.). 
  • Each AWPA category dictates the about of CCA preservative, which provides structural protection from termites and fungal decal.
  • CCA is the term used to describe the chemical used to preserve pressure-treated wood, which is a mixture of oxides of copper, chromium, and arsenic.
  • When used as recommended, CCA-treated wood is harmless to people, plants, and animals. Its use provides environmental benefits as well as decades of service.
  • Deck Boards and railing should treated using UC4B, having a CCA of .8 pcf.  (Safe for human contact.)
  • Structural Framing (Joist, Girders and Pilings) should treated using UC5B, having a CCA of 2.5 pcg.  (Not recommended for human contact).
  • PT lumber available at Lowes and Home Depot is typically treated per AWPA UC3B, having a CCA = 0.25 pcf or UC4A, having a CCA= 0.4 pcf.  This lumber is suitable for exterior, ground or freshwater contact in areas with low risk such as home remodel projects.  IT IS NOT SUITABABLE FOR MARINE CONSTRUCTION.

http://pdf.lowes.com/useandcareguides/098411090918_use.pdf

References:
https://www.decks-docks.com/treated-lumber-classifications (IMPORTANT INFO)
https://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/fpl_gtr275.pdf
https://awpa.com/info/technical/homeowners