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What is foam flotation? Marine foam is used for flotation for docks and floating homes.
The following materials and methods are required to encapsulate foam flotation. Note: a “mil" is 1/1000 of an inch.
Use the above materials and methods for repairs and maintenance to existing encapsulated foam flotation. If your structure was built using older approved materials and methods (7 mil plastic sheets, 1.5 inches or more treated wood, 0.5 inches or more treated plywood), you can use the same materials and methods as the original standard used. Review the full rules: OAR 250-010-0700 to 250-010-0715.
Covered foam lasts longer than uncovered foam. Once you make the initial investment, you will save maintenance time and costs. The other benefit is a longer life expectancy for the structure.
Fewer foam pieces in the water improve the appearance of your property or facility. This adds to attracting potential customers and a more enjoyable atmosphere for everyone.
Contact Glenn Dolphin, Environmental Programs Coordinator, at 503-856-6709 with any questions.
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