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jenniferkateab Posted: Feb 27 '10,  8:54 am           Reply
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RE: GeoDeck deck problems

Quote: pvreditor
Unfortunately, www.geodeckclassaction.com seems to no longer be an active site. My only suggest would be to discuss this with a friend who is a lawyer to see what you should do next. My wife has been begging to install something like GeoDeck on our deck for years and I've been dragging my feet. Looks like I'm the smart one.

--Bob

It sounds like this Geodeck product has major problems.

But don't assume all recycled deck products are the same. We've had our deck made of Trex material for over 12 years, and it has worn very well. Not only that, but the material the company sells today is much more realistic looking and attractive than the gray planks we bought originally.

Your wife may have a point ~ it's worth looking into a recycled product like Trex ~ it has worn much better than the redwood railing system we built on top of the deck!

Jennifer
     
pvreditor Posted: Feb 28 '10,  1:04 pm           Reply
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RE: GeoDeck deck problems

Quote: jenniferkateab
But don't assume all recycled deck products are the same. We've had our deck made of Trex material for over 12 years, and it has worn very well. Not only that, but the material the company sells today is much more realistic looking and attractive than the gray planks we bought originally.

Your wife may have a point ~ it's worth looking into a recycled product like Trex ~ it has worn much better than the redwood railing system we built on top of the deck!

Good point -- all plastic deck planking products are not the same. Still, the wood on my deck is holding up fine, even if it looks a little ugly. We also scarcely set foot on this deck, so replacing it would mostly be for resale value... and real estate prices are in the toilet at the moment. However, thanks for pointing out that there are perfectly good products out there.

--Bob
     
marthafitchett Posted: Mar 10 '10,  9:52 am           Reply
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OMG- we are currently in the process of replacing our lifetime geodeck. $30,000 worth of decking is dissolving in front of our eyes. This is the biggest mess. We tried to get resolution with Kadent Corp to no avail, got an attorney and he received no resolution. I've never had such a frustrating situation, noone accepts responsibility.

     
marthafitchett Posted: Mar 10 '10,  9:54 am           Reply
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RE: Geo Deck Problems

No, I am unaware of a class action suit but would certainly be interested. Please let me know of anything I can do to help...Thanks marthafitchett@hotmail.com

     
brightideas2 Posted: Mar 15 '10,  1:28 pm           Reply
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geodeck

wow...that is insanely ridiculous! Has anyone had any success in resolving this situation?

     
darrufat Posted: May 02 '10,  9:25 am           Reply
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replacing Geo Decking

I bought a house last Fall that had an 800 sq ft deck with the Geo Deck installed in 2005. I am having it replaced with wood, but the Geo Deck was filled with water, very brittle and overall an extremely poor quality product for the few years it was used. It would be great if the company, or someone, would reimburse consumers! Quite an expense I wasn't prepared for, but safety was foremost!

     
carter1956 Posted: May 04 '10,  9:41 am           Reply
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The Class Action lawsuit failed and it appears that the manufacturer of Geo Deck got away with not backing the product. Supposedly the product manufactured after a certain date had more UV protectors and should last longer. I also learned that products made by TREX during the same period had the same type of problem. Unfortunately it appears that the consumers bore the brunt of failed manufacturing!

     
mcdanielpk Posted: Jun 01 '10,  7:30 pm           Reply
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Geodeck Crumbles

I have a Geodeck that is crumbling. Installed in 2004 and crumbling started in 2010. Any takers on a class action law suit?

     
erlinda Posted: Jun 05 '10,  8:39 pm           Reply
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GEO Deck story

Bought and installed originally in 2004 in Central Valley of Cal. with our extreme summer heat. Railing system started to fail within 2 years, contacted Kadant and they sent out a rep and he agreed to replace the entire deck summer of 07. Said there was a problem with no UV protection. Entire deck was replaced with a redesign to boot at no cost to me. Within a month I got a letter stating that they would no longer honor their own warranty so I dodged a bullet there. I just noticed in this months' issue of Consumer Reports they did a piece on decking material and GEOdeck is listed in the ratings so somebody must still be selling it. It still got a decent review in the article.
My deck is 20x14 and is off our master bedroom but not attached to the house. We were assured that the new product did have the UV protection and it seems to be holding up so far, but after reading all this it sounds like I have a time bomb sitting in my yard. I was not aware of the water collection issue on the inside of the planks. We only get about 10-15 inches of rain in this part of the country so I am not sure if it is such a big deal. Wishful thinking on my part?

     
elkayco Posted: Jun 08 '10,  10:18 am           Reply
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Geo Deck Disintegrating

I purchased a GeoDec in June 2004, almost 40K. The disentegration has been happening for a few years, now it's getting dangerous. I am recently divorced, I don't have money sitting around to address the problem. Isn't there any retribution?

     
geodeckman Posted: Jun 18 '10,  6:13 am           Reply
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RE: GeoDeck deck problems

Please go to this website for information regarding the GeoDeck litigation and to SUBMIT your information to the attorneys:

http://www.sfmslaw.com/class-action-lawsuits/cases.php?id=486

     
roberto65 Posted: Aug 17 '10,  1:20 pm           Reply
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Date of decking?

Is there still a problem with this decking that was produces after 2005?

     
rons34 Posted: Sep 17 '10,  12:22 pm           Reply
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GeoDeck results

I installed a GeoDeck in 2004 using S4S for part and T&G for the rest plus rails. The S4S fell apart by 2007 and the lumber company replaced the S4S boards. I got into the class action suit but it fell apart after bankruptcy covered their backside. I did not replace the rails as they looked o.k. but are failing now.
The new boards seem to be doing well and the T&G is still good. I now have to replace the rails with the new GeoDeck or something else. Don't know why the T&G is doing so well as it is only about 18" clearance but it is.

     
mosherh Posted: Feb 27 '12,  5:25 am           Reply
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RE: GeoDeck deck problems

I purchased my GeoDeck and had it installed in 2007. It was a multi-level 1500 sq.ft. deck that we paid approx. $35,000 dollars for. It looked great when it was finished. Unfortunately about a year and a half later we started seeing deteriation to the top and bottom rails and infact they started to crumble. I contacted my contractor that installed it and he informed me that the company is no longer in business and that they would not honor the warrenty of the deck. I contacted GeoDeck and was told that the original company was sold and the second company ended up selling to a third company and that company is not responsible for any failure claims. I was also informed that apparently the problem stems from a worker not following the proper procedure in the mixing of the composite material and that is why these failures are happening. I am very disappointed and can't afford to make these extensive repaires. I estimate that approximately 2/3 of my deck needs replacing. Is there anyone that can help!!!!

     
rock-roll Posted: Apr 09 '12,  6:41 am           Reply
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RE: GeoDeck deck problems

I used GeoDeck about 5 years ago and it is completely falling apart. I went back to the distributor and was told that the company was bankrupt and out of business. Another neighbor of mine used the same decking with the same results. I was told that there was no recourse and I am currently preparing to redo the deck with AZAK decking.

     
martysmith Posted: May 14 '12,  7:48 pm           Reply
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RE: GeoDeck deck problems

we are having issues with our deck built with geoeck materials. they have basically tried to blame all issues on installation and the contractor. it holds water, is warping, boards are splitting in two etc. has there been any success against geodeck or is there a class action lawsuit in place?

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