Better Than Wood!

Safety

Failure to install and finish this product in accordance with applicable building codes and Concrete Lumber written instructions may lead to personal injury, affect product performance, violate local building codes, and void the product warranty.

Cutting Instructions:

  • Best. Use a dust reducing circular saw equipped with masonry blade and vacuum extraction.
  • Good. Use a dust reducing circular saw equipped with masonry blade.
  • NIOSH-approved respirators can be used in conjunction with the above cutting practice to further reduce dust exposure.
  • Avoid breathing silica dust. 

Fastening Instructions:

  • Pre-drill pilot holes for screws with power drill equipped with masonry bit. Blow dust out of pilot hole before use.
  • Select proper location and screw count for your plank selection based on engineering data found with span tables.
  • Use power drill and proper size masonry screws and connectors (See Connectors Page) made for Concrete Lumber products.
  • Do not nail Concrete Lumber. Drill pilot holes and use proper, approved screws only.  
  • Do not drill into Concrete Lumber reinforcing wire.
  • Do not butt splice Concrete Lumber profiles.  Purchase the length and size you need to meet the project design.
  • Do not apply improper lifting loads to Concrete Lumber assemblies.
  • Position all fastener screws at least 1" in from the edge of the profile.
  • Fasteners must be corrosion resistant. Concrete Lumber is not responsible for corrosion resistance or fasteners. 
  • Stainless steel fasteners are recommended when installing Concrete Lumber near bodies of water, or in very humid climates.

Handling Instructions:

  • Do not drop any Concrete Lumber profiles.
  • Protect edges and corners from breakage.  
  • Non-structural patching of Concrete Lumber can be done with cement based mortar and bonding agent.
  • Concrete Lumber Company will not be responsible for damage caused by improper moving, storage or handling of the product.