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By Editors of Cool Springs Press

Be encouraged by way of new layout and stick with the most recent codes as you customized construct the deck of your dreams!

Architecture, development codes, and layout aren't static; they modify consistently. that is why there is a new version of the bestselling Black & Decker: the full consultant to Decks, incorporating updates to nationwide construction codes, in addition to new advancements in construction fabrics and layout. Calling cognizance to composite deckboards and railings, in addition to different PVC items made of recycled plastic, the recent fabrics structures featured during this e-book are environmentally pleasant, effortless to paintings with, rot resistant, and extremely low maintenance.

Whether you decide for synthetic deck items or wooden, the luck of your venture is determined by a robust deck undercarriage. achieving this is not tough, yet construction the framework calls for that you've got the most recent details on development codes. in recent times, those codes have replaced considerably, affecting every thing from submit diameter to allowable joist hangers to railing top or even the dimensions of concrete footings. Black & Decker: the whole advisor to Decks is the single DIY deck e-book that is totally up-to-date to comply to the newest codes.

Chapters coated within the booklet include:

Deck making plans & Design

Deck fabrics & Tools

Structural Support





Finishing & conserving Your Deck

Custom Deck Projects

Gallery of Inspiring Decks

Black & Decker: the whole advisor to Decks bargains entire step by step photographs and instructions, so even owners with restricted DIY event are guaranteed of a deck that meets their wishes. So, do not wait from now on; construct the deck of your desires and begin having fun with it!

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PLAN-APPROVAL CHECKLIST When the building official reviews your deck plans, he or she will look for the following details. Make sure your plan drawings include all this information. • Overall size and shape of the deck. • Position of the deck relative to buildings, property lines, and setbacks. Generally, a deck must be at least 5 ft. from the property line, although this varies locality to locality. • Thickness of deck boards—or profile of composite decking. • Type of soil that will support the concrete post footings: sand, loam, or clay.

DECK MATERIALS & TOOLS 59 HOW TO BUILD A DECK Building a Deck: A Step-by-Step Overview D eck-building is a project you’ll tackle in stages, no matter what deck design you choose. The photos on these next four pages provide an overview of the primary stages involved in a typical deck project. The chapters that follow will explore each of these stages in depth. In this overview, an old, worn deck is replaced with a slightly larger new deck with approximately 180 square foot of outdoor living space (not including the steps).

A span limit is the safe distance a board can cross without support from underneath. The maximum safe span depends on the size and wood species of the board. , while 2 × 10 joists can span 14 ft. Composite, plastic, and aluminum decking all have their own span specifications, which can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Always consult the manufacturer’s recommendations when using nonwood decking. None of these materials are suitable for use in structural support. In other words, posts, joists, and ledgers will all be wood or, rarely, steel.

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