Deck Building Parts
C: 4×4 post
D: 2×10 joist
E: Concrete footing
C: 4×4 rail post
B: PCS deck board
C: 4×4 post
New Deck Or Resurface
Build a New Deck
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Resurface Your Deck
If you’ve inspected all the parts of the existing deck and there is no rot or structural damage present, you’re ready to resurface your deck. Follow these installation techniques to resurface:
- Check the deck-to-house connection for any loose or rot screws or bolts. Tighten or replace fasteners.
- Confirm that spacers and flashing are properly connected.
- Ensure the joists are level before installing Inteplast decking. Shimming or sanding may be necessary.
- Fasten the first deck board with face screws.
- Some cutting may be needed at the corners, railing posts or butted joints.
- Make sure the deck boards are spaced well and oriented the same way.
Permits & Codes
Before you begin construction on your new deck, contact your city or county building department to see if a permit is needed, as well as any building code requirements.
Most municipalities require a permit to build a deck. Work with your local building inspector to ensure your deck is built to code and is in compliance with local regulations.
In addition to city or county requirements, check to see if your neighborhood Home Owner’s Association has its own rules and restrictions when it comes to building decks.
Contact your local cable and utility companies before building your deck to ensure that the construction does not interfere with underground wires, pipes, and lines.
DIY or Hire Help
Should you build the deck yourself or hire a pro? Of course there’s no clear-cut answer. But it’s important to consider your carpentry skills, what type of deck you want to create, and your time frame before making the decision to DIY. Check out our DIY deck building checklist to see if you’re up for the challenge. If not, let us help you find an Inteplast contractor.