A little diligence and inexpensive tape help protect your deck from joist rot. A little diligence and inexpensive tape help protect so I was surprised at how badly decayed they were. But my friend wasn’t. He sees it all the time: deck joists rotting from the top
Does anyone have an opinion on what is the proper way to seal and protect the tops of the beams and joists on a deck? I have read that the tops should be painted with something called bitumen and then a shield called Proteckadek on top of that. I assumed the
Cut deck joist barrier tape to the proper length according to your stringer. When applying to the top edges and board ends of deck joists, center over the joist. Remove the release paper and press in place. Firmly wrap and fold the tape over both edge sides of the
If there are any gaps between the framing and the deck boards, water will collect there and capillary action will then pull it as far into the gap as it can go. Adhesive flashing over the top of the framing helps protect the framing and seals around the screw holes, but it
TIP #2 PROTECT YOUR POST BASES Just as you do not want any of your deck joists in contact with the grade below it, neither do you want you post bases positioned similarly. This means not encasing it in the concrete, nor allowing it to sit directly in contact
is larger than the joists. If you’re using 2x8 joists, you need a 2x10 ledger. Bevel the top of the ledger and install it 11⁄2 inch higher than the joists Figure 5 . Install the first deck board 3⁄8 inch to 1⁄2 inch away from the ledger to allow the organic matter and water to
Jul 08, 2012 Rating Lock In Deck Spacers are a great solution by: Editor Rich Bergman There are a number of products that are designed to protect joists from moisture, rot and debris. But best I have found and that I believe is quite inexpensive compared to ice
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