Re: Screwing Down Deck Boards So no-one else leaves any gap between pt boards. I'm in Wa. state where it rains all winter, seems to me that if I buy my lumber from an inside lumber yard in the summer, and install it with no gap,then when the rainy season comes and the decking expands, there will be no gap=no drainage and possible buckling.
Article about installing synthetic composite deck boards. But without pre-drilling it was another story. You can see the mushrooming, because there is a gap under the straight-edge.
how to screw down decking. how to screw of a deck - YouTube ... usually thing, which is to screw the deck boards through the surface.... [ Contact US] Putting Down Composite Decking | Home Guides | SF Gate. You can screw or nail composite decking boards just like wood ones. Three-inch decking screws are the best fastener choice; they sink a ...
Yep. You have to make sure that whatever collated system you buy into, that the screws are readily available in the colors you need. It can be a quite a project to find a system/screw/deck board matchup.
You can also drive decking screws or stainless-steel trim-head screws through the top of the board, but be warned: This allows moisture to seep into the wood fibers, which can lead to rotting. Finally, most consumer-grade WPC and PL can't be used structurally, such as for joists or corner posts.
Screwing the Boards. You can screw or nail composite decking boards just like wood ones. Three-inch decking screws are the best fastener choice; they sink a secure distance into the joists and won't back out like nails. There's little danger of splitting the boards when driving them, so you don't need to pre-drill.
Yes, Veranda decking can be used as dock planking, but it cannot be used for any structural support members, and it should not be continuously submerged in water. Remember to install Veranda deck boards on joists spaced 16" on-center.