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Wahoo Decks Decking and Railing Systems
 
         
SECTION 06 15 30
 
         
DECKING AND RAILING SYSTEMS
 
         
 
         
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Wahoo Decks; waterproof decking materials, aluminum railings, aluminum decking.
This section is based on the products of Wahoo Decks, which is located at:
203 Chesterra Dr.
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Toll Free Tel: 877-270-9387
Tel: 678-343-2481
Email: request info
Web: https://www.wahoodecks.com
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Wahoo Decks designs and manufactures the highest quality aluminum decking, aluminum railing, and aluminum deck drainage systems available. We make low-maintenance, extremely durable aluminum decking materials that are engineered to last so that you can spend time enjoying your outdoor spaces - with no painting, staining, sealing, or pressure washing to worry about. Add the finishing touches with Wahoo Aluminum Deck Rail, or add Wahoo Glass glass deck rail balusters for a polished look and a panoramic view of your outdoor space.
 
          PART 1GENERAL
 
          1.1SECTION INCLUDES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
          A.Watertight interlocking aluminum decking. (AridDek)
 
          B.Aluminum structural deck drainage systems. (DryJoist EZ)
 
          C.Aluminum railings. (Wahoo Rail)
 
          D.Non-watertight aluminum decking. (Fortis)
 
          E.Prefabricated aluminum balcony Systems. (Wahoo Complete)
 
          1.2RELATED SECTIONS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
          A.Section 05 50 00 - Metal Fabrications.
 
          B.Section 06 10 00 - Rough Carpentry.
 
          1.3REFERENCES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
          A.Aluminum Association, Inc (AA):
          1.ADM1 - Aluminum Design Manual.
 
          B.American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA):
          1.AAMA 2603.02 - Voluntary Specifications, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Pigmented Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels.
 
          C.ASTM International (ASTM):
          1.ASTM E84 - Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.
 
          D.National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):
          1.NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code.
          2.NFPA 5000 - Building Construction and Safety Code.
 
          E.North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA).
 
          1.4SUBMITTALS
 
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
 
          B.Product Data:
          1.Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used.
          2.Preparation instructions and recommendations.
          3.Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
          4.Typical installation methods.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable to product type.
 
          C.Verification Samples: For each material and finish specified, two samples representing actual finishes.
 
          D.Shop Drawings: Architect and manufacturer approved shop drawings showing details including but not limited to locations, components, anchorage requirements, trim details, accessories, tolerances, clearances and relationship to adjacent construction.
 
          1.5QUALITY ASSURANCE
 
          A.Installer Qualifications: Company specializing in performing Work of this section with minimum two years documented experience with projects of similar scope and complexity.
 
          B.Source Limitations: Provide each type of product from a single manufacturing source to ensure uniformity.
 
          1.6PRE-INSTALLATION CONFERENCE
 
          A.Convene a conference approximately two weeks before scheduled commencement of the Work. Attendees shall include Architect, Contractor and trades involved. Agenda shall include schedule, responsibilities, critical path items and approvals.
 
          1.7DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
 
          A.Deliver, store and handle materials and products in strict compliance with manufacturer's instructions and recommendations and industry standards.
          1.To stack: Mate neighboring boards face-to-face and water channel-to-water channel on evenly spaced support blocks and on a level flat surface.
          2.Do not exceed 48 inches (1219 mm) on-center.
          3.Do not stack above 36 inches (76 mm).
          4.Do not stack multiple bundles.
          5.Do not store varying profiles within the same stack.
          6.Keep the finished face protected from abrasions and rough surfaces.
          7.Do not handle or drag in a manner where the "face" could become scratched.
          8.Do not stack unsheathed.
          9.Do not allow grit such as sand to become wedged in between faces of two boards.
 
          B.Store products in manufacturer's or fabricator's original containers and packaging, with labels clearly identifying product name and manufacturer. Protect from damage.
 
          C.Protect from damage due to weather, excessive temperature, and construction operations.
 
          1.8PROJECT CONDITIONS
 
          A.Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
 
          1.9WARRANTY
 
          A.Manufacturer's Standard Warranty:
          1.Limited Lifetime Warranty for Structural Deck Drainage Systems: Components of system to be free from manufacturing and structural defects.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete the Leak-Proof Guarantee if only specifying aluminum railing systems.
          2.Leak-Proof Guarantee: Systems will not leak from joint seams in normal wet weather conditions when installed according to manufacturer guidelines.
 
          PART 2PRODUCTS
 
          2.1MANUFACTURERS
 
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: Wahoo Decks, which is located at: 203 Chesterra Dr.; Dahlonega, GA 30533; Toll Free Tel: 877-270-9387; Tel: 678-343-2481; Email: request info; Web: https://www.wahoodecks.com
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
          B.Substitutions: Not permitted.
 
          C.Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** AridDek Waterproof Aluminum Decking is an all-in-one deck surface and deck drainage system that is low-maintenance and highly durable, making it the perfect deck surface application for commercial and multifamily spaces. AridDek Waterproof Deck System requires less maintenance than wood or composite decking. Deck boards fit together in a tongue and groove configuration, forcing water to run off the surface and funneling any water that does seep through the barrier into an integrated gutter channel, creating a usable, 100 percent dry under deck area. From freezing rain and heavy snow to extreme heat and torrential downpours, with heavy traffic or just regular usage, AridDek is designed to out-perform conventional deck surface materials. Delete Article for watertight interlocking aluminum decking if not required.
 
          2.2WATERTIGHT INTERLOCKING ALUMINUM DECKING (AridDek)
 
          A.Watertight Interlocking Aluminum Decking: AridDek as manufactured by Wahoo Decks.
          1.Description: Interlocking boards provide gapless, single layer, watertight decking surface.
          2.Compliance:
          a.Aluminum: 6005-T5 Series, marine grade aluminum.
          1)Meets specifications and guidelines for aluminum structures as recommended by AA ADM1 and required by International Building Code (IBC).
          b.Outdoor Exposure: Meets durability requirements of AAMA 2603.02.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color options not required.
          3.Color: Sandstone.
          a.Flame Spread Index (ASTM E 84): 0.
          b.Smoke Developed Index (ASTM E84): 90.
          4.Color: Granite Grey.
          a.Flame Spread Index (ASTM E 84): 0.
          b.Smoke Developed Index (ASTM E84): 135.
          5.Color: Artisan Clay.
          a.Flame Spread Index (ASTM E 84): 5.
          b.Smoke Developed Index (ASTM E84): 150.
          6.Color: As scheduled and indicated on Drawings.
          7.Finish Type: Powder coating.
          8.Fabrication: Extruded.
          9.Hidden Fastener System: Integral, no pre-drilling required.
          10.Strength: 400 psf (19.2 kPa) at maximum joist spacing of 24 inches (610 mm) on-center.
          11.Drainage:
          a.Pitch: 1/8 inch (3 mm) downward pitch per linear foot (10.4 mm per meter) is recommended by manufacturer.
          b.Overhang: 2 inches (51 mm) beyond the header joist on drainage, to prevent backsplash.
 
          B.Components:
          1.Hardware: No. 10 stainless steel screws.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Lengths for Delivery: 24 inches (610 mm) to inches (10973 mm) lengths.
          2.Lengths Required (in/mm): ________.
          3.Lengths Required: As scheduled and indicated on Drawings.
          4.Weight:
          a.By Length: 1 lb per linear foot (1.5 kg/m).
          b.By Area: 2 psf (.096 kPa).
          5.Start Boards:
          a.Design: Incorporates tongue receivers to accept main boards.
          b.Width: 5-1/2 inches (140 mm).
          6.Main Boards:
          a.Design:
          1)Can be ripped lengthwise to cover non-standard deck widths.
          2)Incorporates tongues and tongue receivers to accept other boards.
          b.Width: 6 inches (152 mm).
          7.Finish Boards:
          a.Design: Incorporates tongues to fit into receivers of main boards.
          b.Width: 5-1/2 inches (140 mm).
          8.Trim and Channel Plugs: To provide finished appearance.
          a.Design: Serves as drip edge on drainage side.
          b.Types: Edge Trim and T Trim.
          c.Trim Lengths: Available up to 288 inches (7315 mm).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** DryJoist EZ is a drainage system that creates dry space below decks and balconies, with a finished bead-board ceiling below. DryJoist EZ eliminates the need for multiple steps when waterproofing exterior balconies and decks. Gone are the days of built-up rubber membrane systems or lightweight poured concrete balconies. Developers can add structure, waterproofing, and durability to balcony or deck spaces in one step. DryJoist EZ is manufactured using 50 percent recycled content from industrial and post-consumer aluminum scrap. Because of this recycled content, Wahoo Decks' products assist builders in achieving points toward LEED credits. Delete Article for structural aluminum deck drainage systems if not required.
 
          2.3STRUCTURAL ALUMINUM DECK DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (DryJoist EZ)
 
          A.Structural Aluminum Deck Drainage Systems: DryJoist EZ as manufactured by Wahoo Decks.
          1.Compliance:
          a.Aluminum: 6005-T5 Series, marine grade aluminum.
          1)Recycled Content: 50 percent.
          2)Meets specifications and guidelines for aluminum structures as recommended by AA ASM 35 and AA ADM 1 and required by International Building Code (IBC).
          b.Outdoor Exposure: Meets durability requirements of AAMA 2603.02.
          c.Fire Resistance (ASTM E84):
          1)Flame Spread Index: 5.
          2)Smoke Developed Index: 115.
          2.Color: White.
          3.Fabrication: Extruded.
          4.Strength: 400 psf (19.2 kPa) at maximum joist spacing of 24 inches (610 mm) on-center.
          5.Drainage: Minimum 1/8 inch (3 mm) downward pitch per linear foot is recommended by manufacturer.
          6.Profile Wall Thickness: Minimum of 0.70 inches (1.78 mm).
          7.Profile Depth: 2 inches (51 mm).
          8.Profile Lengths: As scheduled and indicated on Drawings. Up to 288 inches (7315 mm)
 
          B.Components:
          1.Width: 6 inches (152 mm)
          2.Width: 4 inches (102 mm).
          3.Hardware: No. 10 stainless steel screws.
          4.Main Joists: DryJoist-EZ joists.
          5.Multi-Joists: DryJoist-EZ Multi joists.
          6.Starter Joists: Field-Fabricated from Multi joists.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Complementing the overall appearance of any deck or balcony space, Wahoo Rail is an aluminum railing system that is low-maintenance and will not rot, splinter or lose reliability over time. The pre-fabricated aluminum rail sections of Wahoo Rail can be installed quickly and easily, saving you time and money on your commercial and multifamily projects. Railing are integrated into the structural design of DryJoist EZ systems through Anchor Clips. This enables rail mount post feet installation on top of deck planks in a secure, easy-to-install manner. The design of the pre-assembled sections will not permit the handrails to rattle, become shaky, or loosen overtime. Wahoo Rail is a commercial grade deck rail system and can be used as a replacement rail system on an existing deck or used in new construction regardless of the materials that were used to construct the deck. It will not compromise the waterproof deck barrier when paired with either DryJoist EZ or AridDek. Wahoo Rail is manufactured using percent recycled content from industrial and post-consumer aluminum scrap. Because of this recycled content, Wahoo Decks' products assist builders in achieving points toward LEED credits. Delete Article for aluminum railing if not required.
 
          2.4ALUMINUM RAILINGS (Wahoo Rail)
 
          A.Aluminum Railings: Wahoo Rails as manufactured by Wahoo Decks.
          1.Compliance:
          a.Aluminum: 6005-T5 Series, marine grade aluminum.
          1)Recycled Content: 45 percent.
          b.Outdoor Exposure: Meets durability requirements of AAMA 2603.02.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Manufacturer recommends height of 36 inches (914 mm) for single family home applications and height of 42 inch (1067 mm) for multifamily housing units such as condos or apartments. Delete models options not required.
          2.Model RK36-BR:
          a.Rail Post Height: 36 inches (914 mm).
          b.Color: Antique bronze.
          3.Model RK36-M:
          a.Rail Post Height: 36 inches (914 mm).
          b.Color: Mocha.
          4.Model RK36-W:
          a.Rail Post Height: 36 inches (914 mm).
          b.Color: White.
          5.Model RK42-BR:
          a.Rail Post Height: 42 inches (914 mm).
          b.Color: Antique bronze.
          6.Model RK42-M:
          a.Rail Post Height: 42 inches (914 mm).
          b.Color: Mocha.
          7.Model RK42-W:
          a.Rail Post Height: 42 inches (914 mm).
          b.Color: White.
          8.Fabrication: Extruded.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete finish type options not required.
          9.Finish Type: Baked polyester coating.
          10.Finish Type: Baked enamel finish.
          11.Finish Type: As scheduled and indicated on Drawings.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete application options not required.
          12.Application: Pedestal installation, does not require installation inside or outside of deck frames.
          a.Bases: 4-1/2 inch (114 mm) square base.
          b.Hole Spacing: 3-3/4 inches (953 mm) on-center.
          13.Application: Fascia mount installation.
          14.Application: Stair rail installation.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete stair kits options not required.
          a.Stair Kits: Model RKS-BR, antique bronze.
          b.Stair Kits: Model RKS-M, mocha.
          c.Stair Kits: Model RKS-W, white.
          d.Stair Kits: As scheduled and indicated on Drawings.
          15.Application: As scheduled and indicated on Drawings.
          16.Mounting and Attachments:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete mounting and attachments options not required.
          a.Bottom Rails: Attached to rail posts approximately 2-1/2 inches (63.5 mm) above deck surface.
          b.Hinged Rail Support Brackets: Pivoting face on proprietary hinged rail support bracket facilitates positioning when securing angled guard rails.
          c.Fixed Rail Mounting: Proprietary, low profile design, secures connection between horizontal rail sections and rail posts; color matched to rails.
          17.Mounting and Attachments: As scheduled and indicated on Drawings.
 
          B.Components:
          1.Hardware: Powder coated stainless steel screw tops, color-matched to rail system.
          2.Rail Sections: Pre-cut, pre-drilled boxed kits.
          3.Rail Posts:
          a.Design: With fluted tubing and decorative post caps.
          b.Thickness: 1/8 inch (3 mm).
          c.Profile: 3 x 3 inches (76 x 76 mm).
          d.Rail Post Skirts: Two-piece caps attach to rail posts for a finished appearance.
          e.Post Caps: Press fit onto rail posts, provides finished appearance.
          4.Picket Rails: Including but not limited to handrail ribbons, bottom rail ribbons and pickets.
          a.Pickets: Aluminum, 1 inch (25 mm) square x 0.06 inches (1.5 mm) thick.
          b.Spacing Between Pickets: 3-1/2 inch (89 mm); 4-1/2 inches (114 mm) on-center.
          c.Bottom Rails: 1.81 x 1 x 1/16 inch (46 x 25 x 1.6 mm).
          d.Handrails: 2-1/2 x 1.31 x 1/16 inch (63.5 x 33 x 1.6 mm).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fortis is an aluminum decking surface for decks and balconies that works similarly to traditional wooden planks, without the worry of regular maintenance and upkeep. Architects, developers, and contractors love Fortis because it is attractive, simple to install, and incredibly durable. Fortis has a non-skid deck surface stays cooler to the touch than traditional decking planks in hot weather, making it safe for use in high-traffic areas. Fortis is also a sustainable, environmentally-friendly decking option that allows builders to qualify for LEED credits. To save you time and money, Wahoo Decks cuts decking boards in lengths to suit your project. Delete Article for non-watertight aluminum decking not required.
 
          2.5NON-WATERTIGHT ALUMINUM DECKING (Fortis)
 
          A.Non-Watertight Aluminum Decking: Fortis as manufactured by Wahoo Decks.
          1.Compliance:
          a.Aluminum: 6005-T5 Series, marine grade.
          1)Meets specifications and guidelines for aluminum structures as recommended by AA ADM1 and required by International Building Code (IBC).
          b.Outdoor Exposure: Meets durability requirements of AAMA 2603.02.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete options for color not required.
          2.Color: Sandstone.
          a.Flame Spread Index (ASTM E 84): 0.
          b.Smoke Developed Index (ASTM E84): 90.
          3.Color: Granite Grey.
          a.Flame Spread Index (ASTM E 84): 0.
          b.Smoke Developed Index (ASTM E84): 135.
          4.Color: Artisan Clay.
          a.Flame Spread Index (ASTM E 84): 5.
          b.Smoke Developed Index (ASTM E84): 150.
          5.Color: As scheduled and indicated on Drawings.
          6.Finish Type: Powder coating.
          7.Fabrication: Extruded.
 
          B.Components:
          1.Boards:
          a.Width: 8 inches (203 mm).
          b.Overall Height: 1 inch (25 mm).
          c.Sides: Grooved, designed for hidden fastener system.
          d.Maximum Span Between Joists: 24 inches (610 mm).
          2.Clips: 1/2 inch (13 mm) overall height.
          3.Trim: Available up to 288 inches (7615 mm) for ends and sides of deck.
          4.Rigid Flashing:
          a.Size: 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm).
          b.Finish: Color-matched.
          c.Fasteners: T-25 torx trim head screws.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Wahoo Complete is a complete a pre-fabricated aluminum balcony system for multi-residential and commercial developments that incorporates railing, substructure framing, and decking- all in one system. This safe, sustainable, and fire-resistant deck product includes a dry deck drainage system, deck railing, and an aluminum decking surface. Our complete approach saves time and adds value to your projects. Delete Article for prefabricated aluminum balcony systems if not required.
 
          2.6PREFABRICATED ALUMINUM BALCONY SYSTEMS (Wahoo Complete)
 
          A.Prefabricated Aluminum Balcony Systems: Wahoo Complete as manufactured by Wahoo Decks.
          1.Description: Fabricated aluminum frame weldment with steel support rods.
          2.Compliance:
          a.Aluminum:
          1)Materials: 6061-T6 Series, marine grade aluminum.
          2)Meets specifications and guidelines for aluminum structures as recommended by AA ASM 35 and AA ADM 1 and required by International Building Code (IBC).
          b.Welds: Conforming to American Welding Society Structural Welding Code for Aluminum.
          c.Outdoor Exposure: Meets durability requirements of AAMA 2603.02.
          3.Components and Assembly: As indicated on manufacturer approved Shop Drawings.
          4.Construction: Welded aluminum extrusions.
          5.Finish: Powder coat finish, factory applied to visible surfaces and components.
          6.Allowable Span: 6 ft (2438 mm) maximum parallel to ledgers.
          7.Minimum Aluminum Thickness at Attachment Points: 0.140 inches (3.56 mm)
          8.Minimum Aluminum Yield Strength: 36,000 psi (248 mPa).
          9.Minimum Fastener Width/Diameter: 0.375 inches (9.52 mm).
          10.Drainage: Minimum 1/8 inch (3 mm) downward pitch per linear foot is recommended by manufacturer.
 
          PART 3EXECUTION
 
          3.1EXAMINATION AND PREPARATION
 
          A.Prepare substrates using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving best result for the substrates under project conditions.
 
          B.Do not proceed with installation until substrates have been prepared using the methods recommended by the manufacturer and deviations from manufacturer's recommended tolerances are corrected. Commencement of installation constitutes acceptance of conditions.
 
          C.If preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect in writing of deviations from manufacturer's recommended installation tolerances and conditions
 
          3.2INSTALLATION
 
          A.Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, approved submittals and in proper relationship with adjacent construction.
 
          3.3FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
 
          A.Field Inspection: Coordinate field inspection in accordance with appropriate sections in Division 01.
 
          3.4CLEANING AND PROTECTION
 
          A.Do not walk on installation until installation is complete and profiles have been secured to frame.
 
          B.Clean installed products in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations, with water and mild soap; do not use acidic or abrasive cleaning solutions.
 
          C.Protect products in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
 
          D.Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
 
         
END OF SECTION