floating composite decking over rubber

I am taking a 25x25 roof over a garage that was done in decking then tile and leaked. Building a floating deck on an epdm rubber roof surface the Duradek tile system requires so I think your best option is some kind of floating deck frame structure that you can fasten the composite decking boards to.

with any rubber based products (such as EasyFix). Therefore the use of a Roof Tile to separate the PVC and EasyFix products is recommended. This has the added benefit of distributing the load over a greater surface area. are designed for use with floating decks on concrete slab areas - particularly roof.

Paul Nichter, a contractor in Islesboro, Maine, responds: I've been building wood decks with safe railings over flat EPDM roofs on the rainy coast of Maine decking, railings, and staircases are removed, but the existing joists are left intact to be used as a base for new (usually synthetic) decking and railing.

Pro Tips on Building a Code-Compliant Deck. Once the ledger board is level and permanently installed, we run additional rubber down the side wall and over the ledger board. . Composite decking has the beauty of wood without the concerns of splintering, rotting, maintenance or weather damage.

Find out how to construct a composite deck and railings on a roof using rooftop deck supports that adjust for both height and pitch as the foundation. Now, there's been quite a trend over the last few years for people to move back to downtown areas. And developers are finding old buildings, like you see 

These decks are often referred to as “floating”, as they are not secured in place as a stand-alone structure. They are merely “placed” on top of another structure. First you must make sure the roof is strong enough to support 55 lbs per square foot. Next you will need to install a watertight EPMD rubber membrane over the top 

Four-inch-wide cap strips are installed over the membrane at each joist and serve as gaskets. The panels are temporarily fastened in place with ½-inch staples, then permanently secured by the deck boards. Cost is $5 to $6 per square foot. DEK Drain, 866.335.3724, dekdrain.com. . RainEscape.

Picture of Build a Floating Deck By comparison, a raised deck is supported by a framework that requires sufficient anchoring to keep it from falling over. base (basically a mix of jagged rocks, gravel, and sand), and compacted this layer by placing a block on it and pounding it with larger rubber mallet.

My one suggestion is to do more research about gluing the composite decking to the rubber. It might work, but something about it makes me hesitate. Are you able to go any higher than the current deck height? Whenever we've put decking or flooring over rubber, we've put down sleeper joists on the rubber 

Even with a floating wood deck on top, you should never have to do maintenance or deal with leaks. This CANNOT be accomplished with rubber roofing (EPDM), becuase rubber is a GLUED system. Glue breaks down with time, and even faster, when you add water to it. However, using IB PVC Cool Flat roofing membrane, 

Floover Vinyl Plank - 9.5mm HDF Click $3.60 sq ft; In-Stock Rubber Floor $2.63 sq ft; Capped Composite Decking Accessory - Step-Clip Fastening System $60.00 box; Hiflame Highlander Hf577iu7 Extra Large With deck tiles, you can float over that surface, and bring some visual warmth to that space.

The problem with rubber is that glued seams will eventually come apart, and if you have your composite pressure treated deck over rubber, you will have to disassemble your . cost of the roof), there is a walkable, slip-resistant material that can eliminate building a floating deck on top IB DeckSheild.

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