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The kits are preordered to size, usually in multiples of the combined width of a deck board and the fasteners. Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) decking will last a lifetime. Manufacturers claim that the material is stronger than wood and not affected by heat, sunlight, or severe weather. The decking is preordered to size, but if necessary, it can be cut using a circular saw with a diamond-tip or masonry blade. FRP decking, however, is considered unattractive and unpleasant underfoot, and is consequently rarely used for residential decking.
It is used to create strong wood-to-wood or wood-to-concrete joints quickly and easily. For instance, metal post anchors not only provide a simple way to attach posts and footings, they also create space between the two surfaces so post ends stay dry. Joist hangers are a fast way to hang long, heavy joists accurately. Post beam caps, T-straps, and angled joist hangers are ideal solutions for building stacked joints or when space Deck post ties fasten stair or railing posts to stringers or joists without through bolts.
First, draw one plan view that shows the deck outline and the pattern of the decking boards. Then make another plan view (or more) that shows the underlying ledger, joists, beams, and posts. Elevation drawings must include deck dimensions, size and type of hardware to be used, beam sizes (if visible in drawing), and footing locations and their dimensions. Also indicate the grade of the ground in the deck area. Make multiple elevation drawings if necessary for complicated or multi-level decks. DECK PLANNING & DESIGN 37 Working with Building Inspectors I n most regions, you must have your plans reviewed and approved by a building official if your deck is attached to a permanent structure or if it is more than 30 inches high.
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