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Matrax 4×4 HD’s Versatility Makes it an Ideal Solution for Complex Building Problems

Matrax 4×4 HD’s Versatility Makes it an Ideal Solution for Complex Building Problems

Builder Howard Shockey & Sons is known for building large, complex, and multi-phased projects across a wide spectrum of industry markets. Its small projects division was tasked with building a new 180,000 square foot manufacturing warehouse for the Trex® composite decking company in Winchester, Virginia.  The scope of work included the protection of a sensitive EPDM roof membrane from falling equipment, welding machines, and other heavy loads during the erection of an adjacent large steel superstructure.  The traditional protection method consisted of rubber horse mats and/or plywood which would have required affixing the material to the membrane to keep heavy wind gusts from disrupting the matting. In this instance, the contractor was not permitted to nail the protective matting to the membrane.

The Matrax 4×4 HD interlocking panels offered a self-anchoring advantage over these traditional methods and provided a solution that was non-invasive to the roof membrane while also offering a safer trip-free and slip-resistant working surface.

Due to the Matrax system’s modular design and ease of handing, the contractor was also able to easily relocate the panels as work progressed, allowing him to be much more efficient with his construction phasing.