Deck Boards--space or no space? Deck Boards--space or no space? (post # ) dpbellus on Sun,. About 2 years ago I had to replace a couple of PT boards in a deck. Got the replacements and no way would they fit.. i'd say no gap at all. I dont lnow about other woods but my decks with PT tops have good gap After a season or two of drying out.
Jun 26, 2011 · I am finally installing the composite decking without a tried and true design. The dimensions were such that we either had to leave a 5 1/2" board out that caused a .3" gap or pinch them together where there is no gap at all.
To get the best finished look start installing decking boards or composite material from the outside edge of the deck first. This way you can account for the ¾” fascia board and a 1” overhang as well as the notching around the railing posts.
How much to space deck floor boards: This article explains proper gap size to leave between deck boards for drainage and drying, and extra steps to take to protect deck joists from rot.
Resurface Your Current Deck Resurfacing your deck with Seventrust ® is easy to do, and the results are easy to love. If the boards on your existing deck are looking a bit worn - and the foundation and deck framing system are sound - you can simply replace the walking surfaces and deck railings with Seventrust decking and railing.
However, they overlie the existing boards (at an angle), so melt and rain water run down off the overlay board into the underlying deck boards. This water will then sit there between the overlay and the old deck board rather than running off, and dry out only very slowly when not raining,if at all.
composite decking with no gaps.. Using the right fastener for your decking material determines the gap spacing your deck boards will have. My contractor didn't leave any gaps between fiberon (composite material) decking boards so now every time it rains my deck holds water much longer.
Whether to leave a gap between pressure treated wood deck boards depends on how dry the wood you’re using is. Leave Gap: If the pressure treated wood has been kiln dried after treatment (KDAT), leave a 1/8” gap (the thickness of an 8-penny nail) between the boards …
That widening gap will make any deck owner upset, but now let’s imagine the opposite scenario where the deck was installed with a 1/4″ gap in the dead of winter. By summer time those boards have expanded by more than 1/4″.
How best to fix gapping deck boards. How best to fix gapping deck boards (post # ) PorchCompany on Mon, 09/25. end joints. Yes, we router the end joint so there is no trip points when the boards go end to end. Yes, we lay the boards together leaving no gap. Yes, we expect the boards to gap as the lumber shrinks but I have never seen it.