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MASER1

05:45PM | 08/10/08
Member Since: 07/29/08
14 lifetime posts
any results from a rep coming by?

see down east magazine, jan 2007

Location: Biddeford.

What they do: Manufacturer of CorrectDeck, a home decking material made out of sawdust and polypropylene.

Why they're hot: This sixty-five-employee company is bringing innovation -- and jobs -- to one of Maine's manufacturing strongholds. Correct Building Products takes waste sawdust, reclaimed from mills and manufacturing plants across the Northeast, and combines it with polypropylene -- the same stuff Tupperware is made from -- to make home decking material that is durable and stain-resistant. The best feature, if you ask us? No need to put your deck out of commission -- and your back into spasms -- with the annual strip-and-stain ritual.

Of course, there have been some bumps along the way. Customers complained about their fancy new decks staining and getting infected with mildew. Since you pay a premium for CorrectDeck -- though the low cost of maintenance and upkeep makes it more than earn out in the long run -- that was obviously unacceptable. So founder Martin Grohman, a Carthage native, and his team came up with CorrectDeck CX, a stain-resistant material that includes antimicrobial protection. The new product competes effectively with composite decking material made by large, publicly traded companies like Trex and Louisiana-Pacific. "We don't have their distribution power," Grohman says. "We're sort of like the microbrew of composite decking. We have to make products people want so we can get shelf space to sell them."

And you don't have to just take his word for it. The company has earned kudos from organizations ranging from the Maine International Trade Center to Inc. magazine, which named Correct Building Products to its list of the five hundred fastest growing private companies in America two years in a row. What's more, the company has become the number one supplier of composite decking products in the United Kingdom. "Everyone over there is trying to copy us," Grohman says, noting that the Maine mystique goes a long way overseas. In fact, he adds, a British firm has gone so far as to manufacture a product that's a direct knockoff of CorrectDeck. Its name? "Maine Deck," he says with a laugh.

mojobradley

07:13PM | 08/11/08
Member Since: 03/21/07
63 lifetime posts
I'll bet the BBB doesn't want to do anything that would upset the company. How can they admit to the mold but not be willing to fix it for the people who were stuck with it. That's stealing, knowing the product is defective but not caring about customers.

MASER1

03:10AM | 08/12/08
Member Since: 07/29/08
14 lifetime posts
well i have this house in maine and it has rained here for nearly the entire month! the deck is driving me crazy. I can clean it but with the rain, it will be a mess in 2 days. The black spots are atrocious

I refiled a complaint with BBB and sent them the article from Down East Mag. The BBB probably thinks I belong in the looney bin. If so, correct deck is the cause!

mojobradley

04:45AM | 08/12/08
Member Since: 03/21/07
63 lifetime posts
Maybe they will have to build a special hospital for all those driven crazy by CORRECT DECK!

MASER1

04:49AM | 08/12/08
Member Since: 07/29/08
14 lifetime posts
hahaha, pretty funny comment. I am a registered nurse and am not nuts about all this mold!

StaceyO

10:10AM | 08/27/08
Member Since: 08/23/08
2 lifetime posts
We installed one lineal mile of Correct Deck at the same time you did. We are in Indiana. I have some of my decking in the sun and some in the shade. The shadier the area and more covered with trees, the better the decking looks. In the sunniest areas, it is absolutely awful!!! We have quit entertainling on a regular basis due to the black spots covering our deck. It is so unappetizing. We spent almost $32,000 and I only wish I had my wood deck back. It was beautiful and only had to be power washed and stained every 4 years. This Correct Deck has to be power washed and cleaned every 4 weeks!!! This company continued to sell a completely defective product long after they knew of the many problems. This is the classic case of "Buyer Beware!"

Abe

11:11PM | 04/05/11
Member Since: 04/05/11
1 lifetime posts
We installed our Correct Deck in 2008. We began having problems within a couple of months. We are experiencing black spots (mildew) and fading of the mahogony color into a shade of pink. The deck looks terrible. I have written to the company with no satisfaction. I was told that another company took over when Correct Deck went bankrupt and that the new company wouldn't honor waranty agreements from Correct Deck. We spent a great deal of money on a deck that was sold to us as a low maintenance deck and yet it requires hours of cleaning a few times each year. I have tried the products recommended by the manufacturer, but they are not very effective.
From what I am reading, we are not alone.
Sincerely,
Abe

BV001164

04:54PM | 05/28/13
We live in Indiana on a small lake. In 2008, we built a new home and the builder installed Ccorrect Deck CX on our dock, outdoor deck, grill deck and screen porch. Needless to say, we spent a huge amount of money on this horrible product. Although we have not experienced the mold problem, we hate the decking! After a couple years, it began fading to multiple shades of red. It has cracked, broken, and begun "waving". It is extremely dangerous to walk on - you have to walk carefully to avoid tripping. We are very interested in joining a law suit.

Thank you.

Dan & Ellen

BV001382

07:54PM | 06/22/13
We cleaned the deck and want to stain the surface with Behr stain.
Is the mold going to come back through the stain?
Has anyone tried the approach and did it work? For how long?
Thanks
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