High Fire Zones: Pli-Dek is Tested and Approved

Fire truck driving down California freeway

As of November 2020, the California Residential Building Code requires that all decking materials must pass a 30-minute ASTM E84 fire test, which evaluates key fire resistance characteristics of building materials. Previously, California required that decking materials pass a 10-minute test. While California legislators are doing everything in their power to shore up the fire resistance of homes and buildings in their state as a result of several consecutive record-setting wildfire seasons, how will this change impact code and testing across North America?

The Pli-Dek “F” System has been issued the California State Fire Marshal Building Materials Listing {BLM} Listing Number #8110-2327:0500. The Pli-Dek “F” System is the only Waterproof Deck System with a BML Listing for Decking for Wildland Urban Interface {W.U.I}.

Click here to view the Pli-Dek/ICP W.U.I. listing on the Office of the State Fire Marshal Building Materials Listing website.  The high-performance deck and patio system from ICP has passed a 30-minute ASTM E84 fire test, now a requirement for decking materials in California.