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Old 04-01-2019, 05:29 PM   #1
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Stone Over Existing Decking


I have a project on deck for a deck surface replacement where the previous owner put field stone on the side of the home post deck construction. I've never really encountered this issue before. My concern is the old risers are 3/4" and the new is a 9/16" composite and there will be a 3/16" gap after the new is installed. What would you all suggest to fill it with. I'm also concerned there may not be any flashing which would blow. Thanks in advance for any suggestions y'all might have,
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:59 PM   #2
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Composite decking that's 9/16

I wouldn't touch composite that's 9/16" thick. Rafters would have to be like 6" oc.

And shouldn't you be reframing it if it's going to be 9/16" decking? I can't imagine the decking there is framed for something like that.

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You ever just have one of those days where you've been looking at your notes for way too long and are losing your damn mind, then go to a forum and say some **** that makes no sense because its wrong. Yup that's today for me. Its the risers for the stairs I was talking about.
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You ever just have one of those days where you've been looking at your notes for way too long and are losing your damn mind, then go to a forum and say some **** that makes no sense because its wrong. Yup that's today for me. Its the risers for the stairs I was talking about.
Just shim them out.
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Cut some shims, if itís just for those few risers.
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You beat me to it , deck
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Only issue is there are 5 more risers on the other side and the riser boards are all exposed on one side. Shims were my first thought as well. The customer isnt interested in seeing the space on the exposed side of the riser. Im thinking that filler that is used on brick veneer might be my best bet but I am not a fan of something mucking up the new composite.
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If you rip the shims out of the same material and glue it to the riser it will just look like the riser is full depth from the side.
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Cut back the stringer and pack out the fronts with 2x. Just don't cut them back 1-1/2"!. Do the math. I'm not fond of little sticks behind risers.


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Cut back the stringer and pack out the fronts with 2x. Just don't cut them back 1-1/2"!. Do the math. I'm not fond of little sticks behind risers.


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Good Call! Thank you. I think this is the way to go.
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Composite decking that's 9/16

I wouldn't touch composite that's 9/16" thick. Rafters would have to be like 6" oc.

And shouldn't you be reframing it if it's going to be 9/16" decking? I can't imagine the decking there is framed for something like that.

I'm assuming you meant stringers?



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I'm assuming you meant stringers?



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No this was on me. My OP said decking not risers because I was planning and frustrated and looking for ideas.
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Leave gapped and call it drainage.
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I have a project on deck for a deck surface replacement where the previous owner put field stone on the side of the home post deck construction. I've never really encountered this issue before. My concern is the old risers are 3/4" and the new is a 9/16" composite and there will be a 3/16" gap after the new is installed. What would you all suggest to fill it with. I'm also concerned there may not be any flashing which would blow. Thanks in advance for any suggestions y'all might have,
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Composite decking that's 9/16

I wouldn't touch composite that's 9/16" thick. Rafters would have to be like 6" oc.

And shouldn't you be reframing it if it's going to be 9/16" decking? I can't imagine the decking there is framed for something like that.

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No this was on me. My OP said decking not risers because I was planning and frustrated and looking for ideas.

Even so the decking you are talking about doesn't go on Rafters. It goes on Joists or stringers.

That was my point. No biggie just clarifying.



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