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Manufacturer’s Recommendations. Remove all horizontal flooring, wood, composite lumber, etc. from existing deck. CAUTION: Have a qualified person inspect all footings and joists. (See www.NADRA.org for checklist.)

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Manufacturer s recommendations

Manufacturer’s Recommendations

  • Remove all horizontal flooring, wood, composite lumber, etc. from existing deck.

  • CAUTION: Have a qualified person inspect all footings and joists. (See www.NADRA.org for checklist.)

  • CAUTION: Make sure the ledger board is bolted or all-thread bolted all the way through the box beam on house.

  • The manufacturer recommends footings 6 ft. on center and floor joists 16 in. on center.


Instructions for adding silca grate tm to an existing deck structure

Instructions for Adding Silca GrateTM to an Existing Deck Structure


Preparation

Preparation

  • Establish finished floor elevation.

  • Determine thickness of deck material choice.


Preparation1

Preparation

  • Establish finished floor elevation. - Allow for existing constraints such as doorway thresholds.


Preparation2

Preparation

  • Make plan of layout and pattern of deck materials (i.e. Natural stone, paver stone, brick or tile).


Choose from 3 border types

Choose From 3 Border Types

  • Natural stone, pavers, tile, etc.

  • Wrap rim joist with aluminum or vinyl

  • Fascia board (various materials)

Brick

End of Joist (Front) View

Fascia

board


Deck construction

Deck Construction

  • Make plan of layout and pattern of deck materials (i.e. Natural stone, paver stone, brick or tile).

  • Add 2x4 cleats on to both sides (except the exterior of the fascia boards) of joists 1-1/2” below the top surface of the joists.


Cut silca grates tm to fit between joists

Cut Silca GratesTM to Fit Between Joists

Note: Silca GratesTM have 2

sets of 3 screw holes on one

side and 1 set of 3 on the

other. Cut to width on the

2-set side.


Silca grate tm orientation

Silca GrateTM Orientation

  • Before placing Silca GrateTM on deck joists be sure reinforcement straps face down.

NO

YES


Place silca grates tm on top of 2x4 cleats

Place Silca GratesTM on Top of 2x4 Cleats

  • Screw in place with deck screws

  • Install Silca GrateTM over desired area.


Install geotextile landscape blanket

Install Geotextile / Landscape Blanket

  • Install geotextile / landscape blanket over Silca GratesTM if polymeric sand is to be used in construction.


Test install for fit

Test Install for Fit

  • Now is the best time to test install your choice of decking to check for pattern and material fit and trim.


Complete installation of decking material

Complete Installation of Decking Material


Fill all joints of decking material with polymeric sand

Fill All Joints of Decking Material with Polymeric Sand*

*See next page for polymeric sand application tips.


Polymeric sand application tips

Polymeric Sand Application Tips

  • Check weather forecast to allow for 12 hours of curing time without precipitation.

  • Pour Polymeric sand into all joints from bag.

  • Use broom to ensure all joints are filled with sand.

  • Excess sand on the surface of the decking material can be removed using a wet/dry vacuum or leaf blower LIGHTLY. Be sure all joints remain filled with sand.

  • Lightly mist polymeric sand and entire deck material surface using a garden hose or mister. Be sure all joints are saturated.

  • Repeat misting 3 times.


Enjoy your new deck

Enjoy Your New Deck!


Let us know

Let Us Know…

We enjoy receiving pictures and descriptions of your Silca GrateTM installations and your finished decks. We can also always use your feedback and ideas from your installation experience.

You can contact us at: [email protected]


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