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Unread 06-09-2005, 06:41 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Tiling a top wood Deck to make lower deck usable in rain

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We have 2 decks, one above the other. We want to tile the top deck in such a way to provide waterproofing for the deck below. We have evaluated underdeck systems and this is an option still. However, we want to also look at top deck systems and just can't seem to find a lot of information on line. The top deck is 12x42. Bottom deck 12x30
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Unread 06-09-2005, 02:15 PM   #2
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Hi there,

I would set up a pitched surface with a drain system.

Check the Schluter website for information on their system.

http://www.schluter.com/english/prod...section-f.html

http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...fing+layers%2E
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Hello Ann, Welcome aboard.

The usual problem is framing. Decks are not built to the standards needed for a sucessful tile installation. The joist sizes are often too small and spacing is too great. Tell us what you have.

Joist size?

Span. How long are the joists between supports?

Spacing. How far apart are the joists?

It the deck built over a solid foundation or over pier blocks?
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