Oasis Composite Decking Linked to Cracking, Warping
Last Updated on June 26, 2017
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At A Glance
- This Alert Affects
- Consumers who own property installed with Oasis Composite Deck and Rail, most commonly known as Oasis Decking.
- Problems reported in connection with Oasis composite decking include cracking; warping; splitting; discoloration; mold growth; and premature failure.
- Ply Gem Holdings Inc. and Mastic Home Exteriors Inc. (formerly known as Alcoa Home Exteriors, Inc.)
- Additional Details
- Oasis decking is a manufactured composite decking material designed to look and work like natural wood.
- Type of Lawsuit
- Class Action
Consumers who own property installed with Oasis Composite Deck and Rail may be entitled to compensation. It has been alleged that the decking is defective and prone to a number of problems including severe warping, cracking and discoloration. If the manufacturer of this product failed to properly design and test the composite decking, property owners who experienced Oasis decking problems may be able to participate in a potential class action lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Composite Decking Problems
An Oasis decking class action has been filed by a Massachusetts resident who purchased the product to build a deck for his home in summer 2006. According to the suit, the man purchased the composite decking believing it to be a quality product free from defects. Approximately one year after installation, the plaintiff began noticing discoloration and early signs of cracking, which continued to worsen over the next several years. As the cracking became more severe, the composite decking warped and separated as if the layers were coming apart, the Oasis decking lawsuit claims.
Furthermore, the plaintiff alleges that water wicks into the decking material through cracks which have formed in the boards, causing further degradation to the decking. According to the Oasis composite decking class action, deterioration of the decking may pose a safety hazard, as the severity and nature of the cracking may lead to structural instability or uneven walking surfaces. Additionally, as a result of the Oasis composite decking degradation, the railing may not be able to function as intended in preventing occupants from falling off the deck, the suit claims.
Oasis Decking Class Action Lawsuit
The Oasis composite decking class action lawsuit makes a number of allegations surrounding the decking. It claims that Ply Gem Holdings Inc. and Mastic Home Exteriors Inc. (formerly Alcoa Home Exteriors) knew or should have known that the Oasis Decking is defective and susceptible to premature failure. Furthermore, according to the Oasis composite decking lawsuit, the defendants failed to properly design, develop, test and manufacture this product.
Due to these allegations and a growing number of internet complaints from consumers, ClassAction.org would like to hear from any property owner who experienced Oasis composite decking problems. Potentially, these individuals may be able to participate in class action lawsuit to seek compensation for money spent repairing and replacing the deck, as well as expenses incurred fixing related property damage.
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