Ensuring Decking is Parallel. Start by installing the first deck board on the front outside edge of the deck framing. Ensure an equal overhang along the length of the board and nail or screw it in place. Continue with each board working your way to the house and using a spacer, such as a nail, to keep the gap uniform
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Jun 13, 2016 . The staggered boards improve stability and the appearance of the deck. Double Joists Are Important. Deck boards no matter the thickness (5/4 or 2) should always be fastened on top of a DOUBLE joist so there is enough nailing edge on each decking board where they are butted. Installing double..
DECKING INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. Note: Read installation instructions carefully before starting construction on your deck. 1. Lay the 1st decking board onto a deck at the house or at the rim joist and mark locations for all fasteners above the ledger or rim joist spaced maximum 16" o.c. all along the board's length
Nov 1, 2008 . The biggest challenge when installing new deck boards over old joists is making sure that the joists crown the same way. To avoid visible bumps in the decking, I usually pull a string line across the tops of the joists before installing the decking, to see how things look. Sometimes, a severely crowned joist..
Watch this video to find out the proper way to put down decking to make it last longer and hold up better. . Orient the deck boards so the growth rings in the end grain have the arc facing up. When nailing into the end of deck boards, turn the nail over and tap the point with a hammer to blunt the nail and prevent splitting
Place Main Deck Boards. Keeping the more attractive redwood side out, fit the four perimeter boards onto anchor plates set on the caissons. Later, these anchors help permanently tie the deck down
Apr 20, 2015 . Bob and carpenter Bob Ryley continue working on the backyard deck. Once they've finished theframing, they begin laying the deck boards
Sep 4, 2016 . Replanking is when you remove the old deck surface planks, and install over the substructure. First, there are a few key factors you need to look into. Make sure that the substructure is code-compliant and can hold the extra weight of a capped composite deck. You will also want to..
Dec 19, 2014 . Deck boards installed parallel to the joists is deck building code violation. See the Georgia Amendments Prescriptive Deck Details Based on the 2012 International Residential Code on page 3 which states Wood decking may be placed at an angle of 45 to 90 degrees to the joists. The old deck boards are..
Tom Silva attaching the ledger of an on-grade deck. View as slideshow. Photo by David Carmack. If this weight-bearing board that connects the deck to your house isn't installed properly, your deck could collapse. It must be bolted, not nailed, to the house's structure, and fully flashed to keep the wood from rotting. Check out..
Oct 15, 2015 . Ground-level and rooftop decks present unique challenges when it comes to water management and air circulation. The sleeper system enables adequate drainage and ventilation which, in turn, protects the deck boards from damage due to moisture build-up. Sleepers also enable easier access to the area..