this project shows how to remove old deck boards and install new ones to rebuild the deck. see the sagging deck repair series introduction for the overall scope of work. this project is continued from how to install deck post knee braces.. how to replace wood deck boards
how to use metal bracket fasteners for installing decking 1. attach deck board brackets to the joists. 2. connect to the decking to the brackets.
replace or shim up any sagging joists before installing the new decking. align the first deck board perpendicular to the floor joists and overhanging the outside edge of the deck. screw the board in place using 3 long, rust resistant deck screws.
the board will shrink and warp in the opposite direction of the rings in the wood. the result is either a cupping of the wood or a crowning, depending on which way you face the board. . a board that is correctly installed right side up or bark side down will form a crown and allow water to run off the edges.
start installing the decking at the edge of the deck opposite the house. youll have to notch the first couple of deck boards around the posts photo 6 . to get a perfectly strht start, snap a guideline to mark the edge of the first deck board, allowing for a 1-in. overhang.
slide the adjoining board into position, snug against the existing t clips, and install further t clips along the opposite length, half screwing in each one. 3. finish laying decking boards. measure and cut your remaining decking boards, ensuring they finish flush with the front edge, and that the joint is over the doubled-up joist. slide the
how to install deck boards step 1 measure your deck. first, decide which way youll lay your deck boards. step 2 choose boards and fasteners. next youll need to choose the type step 3 mark the first boards position. mark each rim joist at a distance from the outside step 4 allow spacing
install new deck boards with staggered joints. im sawing and pulling up the old deck boards in sections to minimize my chances of falling so i dont have to walk on the narrow deck joists. the new deck boards are installed with staggered joints by weaving in with the old deck boards:
when installing your new deck, it may seem as though either side of the board can face up. little do many people know that this isnt the case . . .