Subsurface. The better the surface, the better finished outdoor flooring we can give you. A properly prepared surface like sanded (untreated) plywood or cement board will give the best finished surface possible. As a rule, ?” x 3/8″ plywood will warp due to absorption of moisture from the atmosphere. We recommend ?” T&G untreated plywood or ?” cement board for the flattest possible subsurface for your vinyl deck covering.
er high-level decks with spaced floor boards and are attached to the house for access and partial support. There are, in addition, de- tached low-level decks and rooftop decks. The latter are simpler than others in some respects since they rely on the roof for primary support but do introduce a need to prevent leakage to the space below. Solid decks may be made of caulked planking or of plywood with a water- proof coating such as an elastomeric wearing surface. Low-level wood
11 Apr 2016 The downspouts can be oriented to fit between joists spaced 12 or 16 inches on center. decking boards are then installed over the top. Butyl tape is applied to seal all seams. The only tools needed for installation are a utility knife and a stapler or hammer tacker. Seventrust RainEscape deck waterproofing Seventrust. Wood or synthetic decking is fastened to the deck frame over the drainage assembly, and soffit or ceiling systems can be fastened to the bottom of deck joists
21 Jul 2014 Get better performance from your deck covering by using 'best practices' framing and flashing details. My company specializes in repairing and waterproofing failed balconies, stairs, and roof decks, so I see on a near-daily basis the results of water intrusion into wood framing, especially in mass-produced housing. The costs can be . Where decks terminate at an open edge (rather than at a parapet wall), a fascia board or siding is typically involved. Too often on old
How to resurface a weather worn wood deck by simply covering it with Archi interlocking deck tiles. Provided the deck is structurally sound and doesn't have an uneven surface due to warped planks, you can generally lay interlocking Ipe wood tiles, structural Ipe wood tiles or porcelain pavers directly over the top of the existing deck boards. This is typically a much more cost effective and simpler option than a total deck rebuild or resurfacing with new wood planks. Naturally if any
19 Jan 2017 For decks built over occupied living space, there's a Kerdi specification (called D-EXT-OS-13) that requires a roofing membrane installed on a plywood deck, followed by a drainage mat and a 1 ?-inch-thick reinforced mortar bed. A Schluter-Ditra Built within a 10-foot-by-22-foot inset, the porch was protected by walls on three sides and covered by a roof, the eaves of which extended about one foot beyond the single open side of the deck. Set in this sheltered
I am going to talke about three types of solutions: waterproof deck coatings, membranes, locking deck boards, and catchment sytems or under deck waterproof options. Surface Coatings. Liquid rubber surface coating. Just as it sounds you cover the deck surface with a liquid material and it becomes an impermeable layer. But it won't work directly on gapped boards. You have to cover the boards with tongue and groove plywood, glued and screwed to the deck. But this is a project the
“They do get scratched, they do fade, and they can warp, just like wood.” So what can you do to minimize the damage? Homeowners with pets and those that plan to use the deck a lot should ask about scratch resistant materials. decks built in direct sunlight may fade over time; consider materials that include UV protection if you don't plan to cover the space with some type of patio cover. Composite boards will expand and contract when the temperature fluctuates; to help combat
There are several different methods and reasons for fitting cover boards. While the basic concept is the same, how you go about it will depend on the deck covering. covering boards are an essential part of fitting a laid deck. They are also used to frame and seal the edges of fabric covered decks. plywood decks can also benefit from being framed by cover boards. The boards are made up of several shorter planks scarffed together to provide a continuous edge to the deck. As a rule
Protection for Uncovered Porches. Standing water will almost certainly damage horizontal plywood exposed to rain, even if you protect it with deck paint or — better yet — an elastomeric coating. If you have no alternative to plywood, seal both sides and all edges of every sheet. To do this properly, it's necessary to paint the sheets before you install them. It's also advisable to construct the floor with a slant toward the outside of the porch so that water can drain.
The proper answer to your questions is "find the manufacturer of your vinyl and follow their installation guidelines". They can give you answer to all of the questions that you are asking.