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Composite decking is manufactured using a combination of wood fiber and plastic. The plastic might be from milk jugs or soda bottles. The deck boards may be hollow or solid with hollow boards being a bit cheaper and less sturdy than solid boards. Solid boards, however, expand and contract, but they are stronger and look more like real wood.
Cost: At the onset, composite decks will cost more than a wood deck, but, due to minimal upkeep over time, may prove to be slightly less than a wood deck.
Upkeep: Understandably, decks are susceptible to all the outside elements. Composite decks require low maintenance with a soft brush and detergent or pressure washing. Scratch resistant materials can keep pet claws from damaging the deck. UV protection offers protection from fading if the deck is not covered

How to Install Deck Piers (with Pictures)

 · Deck piers support the beams that create the joist spans for a deck. This is the foundation of the deck and if not properly installed will result in failure of part or the entire deck. Unlike a concrete footing that distributes the weight of the structure over a large area, piers concentrate the …

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Deck Blocking and Bridging: The Only Guide You'll Ever Need

Deck Blocking Installation. 1. Measure the distance between two joists at the ledger or beam. Joists at 12”oc should be spaced 1/2”, 16”oc 1/2” apart, and 24”oc a 1/2” separation. Measure and cut the blocks from the same material as the joists. Drawing cut …

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Outside Rail Post

The blocking between the joists prevents the outside joist from twisting when the outside rail post is under load. But this also means the railing posts are outside the edge of the deck and so would the railing sections in most cases. Building deck railing this way works but it does not give you are really finished appearance.

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Deck Railing Post Spacing: Guidelines and Code Requirements

Calculating the space between the railing posts is the first step in the railing installation process. Since the posts will determine the spacing of the balusters and the structural integrity of your railing, correctly installing the posts is critical to ensuring the rest of the railing installation goes smoothly. Begin by measuring the distance between the corner posts of the deck, making ...

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10 Common deck defects and how to solve them

 · Summer is upon us and the outdoor living season is in full bloom. In neighborhoods all across the country, people are using their backyard decks for grilling, sunbathing and entertaining, day and night. However, it’s important to make sure your deck is safe and structurally sound before using it. Start by conducting an annual visual … Continue reading 10 Common deck defects and how to ...

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How to Install Deck Railings and Balusters Yourself ...

Measuring posts and balusters “Most building codes require railings to be between 36 and 42 inches high.” Carefully considering the height, length, and width of your deck railing choice is important because your local building codes will require certain dimensions and spacing. While they do vary by region, building codes usually require deck railing to be anywhere between 36 to 42 inches ...

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10 Common deck defects and how to solve them

 · Summer is upon us and the outdoor living season is in full bloom. In neighborhoods all across the country, people are using their backyard decks for grilling, sunbathing and entertaining, day and night. However, it’s important to make sure your deck is safe and structurally sound before using it. Start by conducting an annual visual … Continue reading 10 Common deck defects and how to ...

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Installing Deck Footings, Posts & Ledger | The Home Depot ...

 · Now we’ll show you how to install deck posts. With your tubes in place, you need to mix and add your cement. Cement should be the consistency of cake batter when ready to pour. Add base layer of concrete to the bottom of the tube and then set your post in. This give it a good foundation, and helps to make it sturdy.

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How to Attach 4x4 Post To Deck

 · -When installing a deck post on a wood or composite decking surface, feel free to use any structural screws or lags that are at least 4 inches in length, such as the GRK RSS screws. -When mounting a deck post base kit on concrete or stone deck or …

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Average Cost of Garden Decking Installation

Garden Decking Installation Costs. Last updated 20th May 2020. Find out how much it costs to install decking in your garden. In this article we offer a breakdown of decking prices by quality, size and material making it simple for anyone to calculate the cost of garden decking.

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Before You Install a TV Outside Consider These 5 Things ...

 · Once you find that perfect location – what installation method do you go for? Existing wall – A wall on your deck or your fence makes for a sturdy attachment surface and is easier than having to build a structure or require concrete footings.. Post mounted – Going this route gives you the freedom of where you can locate it. You’re not bound to your existing fence or structures.

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How to Install Deck Railing | Better Homes & Gardens

 · Step 1: Make a Regular Post. SCD_174_03.jpg. To make a regular post, cut two 1x4s and one 2x4 to the height of the railing, minus the thickness of the rail cap. Cut another 2x4 to the same length, plus the combined width of the outside joist and the decking thickness. Fasten by drilling pilot holes and driving screws or nails.

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How To Connect Deck Railing Post to Deck

I didn't build the deck originally. To connect the new posts to the floor joists I used two Simpson Strong-Tie DTT2Z ZMAX galvanized gauge 2x deck tension tie connectors at each post base where it passed next to the floor joists. Here's the connector I used on my own deck posts. You need two per deck railing post.

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Deck Build How To: Guardrail Posts

Critical Deck-Framing Connections, Part 1: Attaching Ledgers. Learn how to safely install ledgers–the primary connection between deck and house–plus beams, joists, guardrail posts, and stairs, in this part deck-building video series.

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Building a Code-Compliant Deck

 · Adding diagonal bracing to both the parallel and perpendicular side of the deck post is also a good idea to reduce lateral motion and racking of the deck. Diagonal braces should be installed at a degree angles 24 in. down from the beam and 24 in. out from the post. Joist Installation. Next, it’s time to install the joists.

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Deck Railing Posts: Inside vs. Outside of the Rim Joist

 · This style of installing deck rail posts was popularized by composite decking companies because it is impossible to sheath a 4×4 post with a vinyl slip when it is installed on the outside. Even though initialily popularized by the CDCs, this works just as well with traditional pine, redwood, and cedar decks, and is pretty easy to do yourself if you’re building your own deck.

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Structural Deck Posts

Structural posts are a long-lasting and durable alternative to standard wood newel posts. They install faster than wood and don't run the risk of rot. Structural posts can be mounted on a variety of surfaces then concealed with your choice of post sleeve.

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How To Connect Deck Railing Post to Deck

I didn't build the deck originally. To connect the new posts to the floor joists I used two Simpson Strong-Tie DTT2Z ZMAX galvanized gauge 2x deck tension tie connectors at each post base where it passed next to the floor joists. Here's the connector I used on my own deck posts. You need two per deck railing post.

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How To Connect Deck Railing Post to Deck

I didn't build the deck originally. To connect the new posts to the floor joists I used two Simpson Strong-Tie DTT2Z ZMAX galvanized gauge 2x deck tension tie connectors at each post base where it passed next to the floor joists. Here's the connector I used on my own deck posts. You need two per deck railing post.

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How to Install Deck Railing Posts | Better Homes & Gardens

 · Step 1: Cut Posts. SCD_154_02.jpg. Posts are as long as the height of the railing, plus the width of the joist and the thickness of the decking, minus the thickness of the rail cap. Set up a jig that allows you to cut all the posts to the correct length. A 22 …

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77 Deck posts ideas in 2021 | backyard, deck posts ...

- Explore Tonya Fisher's board "deck posts" on Pinterest. See more ideas about backyard, deck posts, outdoor living.

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FTF #54 How To Install Handrail Posts, Quick And Easy ...

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Structural Deck Posts

Structural posts are a long-lasting and durable alternative to standard wood newel posts. They install faster than wood and don't run the risk of rot. Structural posts can be mounted on a variety of surfaces then concealed with your choice of post sleeve.

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How to Install Deck Railing | Better Homes & Gardens

 · Step 1: Make a Regular Post. SCD_174_03.jpg. To make a regular post, cut two 1x4s and one 2x4 to the height of the railing, minus the thickness of the rail cap. Cut another 2x4 to the same length, plus the combined width of the outside joist and the decking thickness. Fasten by drilling pilot holes and driving screws or nails.

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Before You Install a TV Outside Consider These 5 Things ...

 · Once you find that perfect location – what installation method do you go for? Existing wall – A wall on your deck or your fence makes for a sturdy attachment surface and is easier than having to build a structure or require concrete footings.. Post mounted – Going this route gives you the freedom of where you can locate it. You’re not bound to your existing fence or structures.

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Building a Code-Compliant Deck

 · Adding diagonal bracing to both the parallel and perpendicular side of the deck post is also a good idea to reduce lateral motion and racking of the deck. Diagonal braces should be installed at a degree angles 24 in. down from the beam and 24 in. out from the post. Joist Installation. Next, it’s time to install the joists.

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Layout Using Batter Boards & String How to Lay Out a Deck ...

We discuss this deck post installation job at DECK POST CONSTRUCTION. Because this structure was being built in a freezing climate, the buried portion of each post was wrapped in two layers of mil poly - a measure to prevent frost lift of the posts by ice lensing. Those details are at FOUNDATION DAMAGE by ICE LENSING.

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Installing Deck Footings, Posts & Ledger | The Home Depot ...

 · Now we’ll show you how to install deck posts. With your tubes in place, you need to mix and add your cement. Cement should be the consistency of cake batter when ready to pour. Add base layer of concrete to the bottom of the tube and then set your post in. This give it a good foundation, and helps to make it sturdy.

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DIY Deck Part 11

 · How-to-do-it-yourself patio/deck, preparing and attaching railing posts.00:00 How to cut and prepare the corner post.03:07 How to prepare the deck for a corn...

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How to Properly Install Deck Posts | ProWood Blog

Build a deck that will last for years to come by properly installing deck posts. First off, mark where deck posts will stand in the yard. There are several ways to set deck posts; we recommend attaching the posts to concrete footers above the ground. This helps to prevent wooden posts …

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