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Old 10-24-2017, 06:53 PM   #16
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Most decks are not level . they have a slope so water drains off
Never understood this theory. If a deck has holes between each board, why would it need to be sloped? Water will run off the sides of the boards into the cracks.

Ktmrider, why go through all that trouble when you can do it right.....once?? Your method still leaves you short.
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only a 1/4", but did you notice that I said I wouldn't do it that way, but he was looking for different ways so I told him that
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Never understood this theory. If a deck has holes between each board, why would it need to be sloped? Water will run off the sides of the boards into the cracks.

Ktmrider, why go through all that trouble when you can do it right.....once?? Your method still leaves you short.
We don't know the type of deck. half of our decks are solid surface with a slope..
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We build on hills so most of the time it will be a deck above a slab patio below or deck over garage. they are all treated like a roof with 1/4"per ft slope. It is probably more than half.
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I've done one deck like that, but the owner stipulated that I put down Advantech for decking. He, then, proceeded to layer it with a fiberglas mesh and some white liquid, for about 4 layers. The last layer had granules for a walk surface. It worked fine and had the slope as you stated, but only because it was solid. It was an oddity for this area.
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Years ago we did fiberglass just like a boat. But now we have a sheet vinyl that is made for that. Or peel and stuck under concrete. Any of them have to run up wall the six or eight inches and under the doors.
There are paint on products but never seen them done since the 60s. They were crap then.
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