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Hahn Plastics – The deck substructure that keeps going

Published On: July 18th, 2019

For many people, building a deck is something that they only want to do once. In order to fulfill this wish, premium, long-lasting products must be used in its installation, starting with the substructure of your deck. That is where Hahn plastics can help.

While wood can be very attractive, it cannot resist the ravages of rain and cold. Time-consuming maintenance can delay this decay, but it is inevitable that wood will eventually stop what it was intended to do. Concrete is very durable but difficult to transport. It too will eventually breakdown. Steel is flexible and used in various applications but will corrode. Steel can also have a high price point. A recycled plastic substructure may be the way to go.

Among other applications, Hahn Plastics has developed a rot free recycled plastic substructure material that is also recyclable. If you want a deck substructure that will last as long as the low maintenance deck boards do,  this may be your solution. Here are just a few of the aspects of plastics that make it a great addition to your new deck.

  • Decay resistant
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Long life
  • Maintenance-free
  • Splinter free
  • Sustainable
  • Waterproof
  • Resistant to oils, brines, acids, and saltwater
  • Low maintenance and service costs
  • Long service life
  • Produced without preservatives
  • Reduces the strain on landfills, is sustainably environmentally friendly
  • Recyclable in the material cycle
  • Installation does not require heavy equipment

In 1993, Hahn Kunststoffe GmbH was one of the first companies to manufacture new plastic products from used plastics. This is typically referred to as upcycling rather than recycling.  From the start, they have consistently promoted the development of hanit. It’s a material that outrivals wood, steel, stainless steel, new plastic and concrete.  This is because it is more robust, lighter and more durable.

A deck substructure made with Hahn plastics will never go away.  If you want your next deck to be the last deck you build, consider a plastic substructure.  It’s forever.