Creating Stone Decks with an Engineered Polymer Structural Support System
A stone deck is a low-maintenance, stunning alternative to a wood or composite deck. This course takes a detailed look at an engineered polymer structural grate support system used in the creation of stone decks. Common issues with wood and composite decks are presented. The installation of structural grate support systems in new and retrofit or remodel construction, in ground applications, and in commercial rooftop applications is discussed.
Health, Safety and Welfare
Summarize the issues that can occur with wood or composite decks and how they affect safety and performance.
Specify a stone deck with a structural grate support system by referencing design tables and the local building code.
Explain how a structural grate support system is installed on both the deck area and stairs to ensure a safe and durable installation.
Identify issues that may be of concern on retrofit applications and recall the measures that must be taken to prepare the deck for a stone surface.
List the steps involved in rooftop and ground installations, detailing how they prevent flexing, heaving, and sinking of the pavers.
Mike Duriga and Michael R. Mast
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