Silca System Deck Remodel / Deck Restore
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Remodel / Restore a deck with Stone Flooring using Silca System
Not sure how to use Silca System when beginning a deck restore or deck repair project? Tired of all of the decking stain and deck cleaning required by your wooden deck? No problem! This guide is designed to show you how to install Silca on an existing deck structure.
Need to restore a deck? Chances are you have a wooden deck and are looking to upgrade. Look no further than the Silca System! Many homeowners grow tired of the constant upkeep that wooden decks require. With a new stone deck, say goodbye to wood stain, deck stain, deck paint, decking stain, and wood paint forever! Because such little upkeep is needed to maintain stone decks compared to wooden decks, the savings should be very clear, and deck cleaning is close to a thing of the past.
While our Silca products are extremely useful when building and installing new decks, the Silca Grates are also designed to provide a seamless transition for customers who want to begin a deck repair project to replace their old wood structure with outdoor stone flooring.
By using the Silca System on your remodeled deck or restored deck, a wide variety of beautiful stone flooring options are opened to you. Stone decks offer the very best of outdoor entertainment, with many building materials and very little deck cleaning required. Restore a deck by easily installing gorgeous natural stone flooring or stone pavers with the Silca System!
Restoring & Resurfacing a Deck Text Instructions:
1. Remove all horizontal flooring (5/4 treated lumber, composite lumber, etc) from existing deck.
RECOMMENDATION: Framing and footing should be inspected by a qualified building official to make sure they are in line with all state and local codes.
2. If you have sufficient threshold height, you may screw the Silca Grate™ on top of your floor joists. Be sure to consider the stack height and desired finish floor height.
3. If you DO NOT have ample threshold height, you must add a 2×4 cleat on each side of the floor joist. NOTE: Maintain correct height while fastening on joist.
4. Trim 1 ½” off the Silca Grate™. Inlay Silca Grate™ on top of 2×4 cleat. NOTE: Silca Grate™ has two sets of screw holes on one side of the Silca Grate. Trim the side with two holes.
5. Screw Silca Grate™ in place.
6. Install Geotextile blanket (ONLY if you are going to use Polymeric sand between the joints of your bricks or pavers).
8. Treated Lumber Border – Use a wider dimension lumber for your rim joist. (i.e. 2×12 for rim joist standard joist may be 2×8 this all depends on your brick and paver thickness. – Think this through!) Allow enough room between the Silca Grate™ and the rim joist to hold your brick or paver.
9. Congratulations on finishing your new remodeled deck, complete with Silca-supported outdoor stone flooring! To finish, you may wrap/cover the exterior border with aluminum or vinyl.