Advantages of NexGenPlank are its durability and lower cost of maintenance and storage requirements. Traditional scaffold plank requires costly inspection and maintenance time as well as special handling and storage. NexGenPlank is safer in chemical environments and welding applications.
Because fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) does not shrink or expand as do wood scaffold plank, unsightly gaps are not created in decks. Unlike traditional wood products, NexGenPlank permanently holds it shape, it does not crack, split, or warp, and it does not absorb water or decay from environmental exposure. Despite the higher initial cost, NexGenPlank is cost-competitive with other materials because the expected life span significantly outweighs traditional DI-65 and LVL scaffold plank options and over time actually saves on costs and increases productivity.