When installing the joists, make sure the crowns (Xs) faces up. With a raised crown facing up, the board will tend to flatten out over time rather than sag. Use metal joist hangers at ledgers and toenail them to the wooden beam using galvanized nails. The spacing between the joists should conform to your area’s building code requirement for the size of deck you are building and the length of the joists you are using. Your joise spacing will also be reliant on the plywood width and the width of the Econodek™ waterproof vinyl deck flooring you are using.
For additional construction information, Econodek™ recommends that you consult your local building codes and building specialists in your area.
If you still have questions about how to properly build your sundeck in preparation for Econodek vinyl deck flooring installation, please call our deck specialists and support team toll free at 1-877-860-9333, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.