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Southern Pine lumber is a natural choice for sensitive marine environments, and its use for marine service includes a wide range of residential and commercial applications such as docks, piers, marinas, bulkheads, boardwalks and light vehicular bridges.

Marine structures are exposed to especially harsh environmental conditions; therefore, accurate specification of lumber, timbers and fastening hardware is critical to achieve proper performance and serviceability. For technical information useful to the professional who specifies Southern Pine for these applications, refer to SFPA’s comprehensive publication, Marine Construction Guide (2014 edition; download in Publications). Construction details are provided for building in fresh, brackish and salt water environments.

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Contents include:

  • Sizes, Surfacing, Profiles and Patterns
  • Component Specifications
  • Service Conditions
  • Preservative Specifications
  • Decking Specifications and Installation
  • Marine Construction Details
  • Walkway and Light Vehicular Bridge Details