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Building a Deck

Building a Deck

Building a Deck

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What is a deck, and why is it so important for a company to create one? We explore the details of what it is and why businesses should focus their efforts on creating and presenting a compelling deck. Steps, best practices, and examples help business owners get started. Deck creation is worth the effort. You can transform your brand and help yourself stand out against the competition.

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With any home project it is important to plan out your options as there are decks come in many differentating designs, materials and installations. Whether you want to go with a wraparound, multi-teir, attached, detached or rooftop over garage deck. There are many different styles to choose from, so it is a good idea to discuss your options. It is also a good idea to do your research with prices, so you can put your project budget together.

Having attached all the joists, finish up the deck by installing the decking material. To begin installation, start by squaring up the first piece of composite to the deck and attaching it to the underlying joists with composite decking screws (Image 1). Continue screwing down the decking making sure to allow for a 1/4" gap between each plank. Attach several rows and stagger the cut seams for structural and aesthetic value (Image 2). (Source: www.diynetwork.com)

Use

Anchoring screws GravelBags of pre-mixed concrete18 Concrete patio slabsForm tubes4" Concrete deck blocksGalvanized 4" post saddles (if using concrete)Carriage bolts, nuts and washers Galvanized joist hangers and bracketsGalvanized screws and nails Lag screws and washers Reinforcing mesh (if using concrete)Reinforcing wire (If using concrete)Galvanized flashing or drip capCaulkingTreated wood (beams, posts, ramps, steps, lattice, decking)Spikes

The National Building Code of Canada establishes guidelines for the construction of buildings and various structures, including decks. However, these standards can vary depending on the local building requirements in effect in a particular province or municipality. Deck materials should be chosen based on code requirements, available space, and personal preferences. (Source: www.rona.ca)

 

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