How wide are boardwalks?

How wide are boardwalks?

The minimum width for our boardwalk is 3'-9", and it increases all the way to 15'-4" wide. PermaTrak has standard concrete boardwalk tread widths of 3'-9", 7'-6", 11'-3" and 15'-4". For the most economical material cost, these tread sizes will be used.

How are boardwalks built?

Most boardwalks are constructed of pressure treated four by four's or six by sixes (pilings) with two by six or two by eight cross members and two by six or two by eight deck material. However, some boardwalks also use two by tens for decking and cross members for longer spans or heavy use.

What are sleeper boards?

A sleeper system is a substructure comprising joists that sit between a solid surface (such as concrete) and the decking. ... The sleeper system enables adequate drainage and ventilation which, in turn, protects the deck boards from damage due to moisture build-up.

How do you build a deck in the ground?

Building A Ground Level Step-By-Step

  1. Step 1: Planning and Design. ...
  2. Step 2: What Type of Material Will You Use? ...
  3. Step 3: Consider Ground Level Deck Ventilation. ...
  4. Step 4: Plan the Foundation and Leveling. ...
  5. Step 5: Lay the Beams. ...
  6. Step 6: Attach Anchors / Joists. ...
  7. Step 7: Attach Inner Joists. ...
  8. Step 8: Lay the Decking.

How many footings do I need for a floating deck?

For an 8×10' freestanding deck, you'll need six footings. Unless you have access to a power auger, that's a lot of digging. After digging each hole, you will need to install tube forms into each.

Is 2x6 good for deck joists?

2x6 joists should only be used on ground-level decks that do not require, and will not provide for, any guards. ... Most decks use 16" on center spacing for joists. Most decking is not strong enough to support longer spans than 16".

How wide is a footer?

Most commonly asked Questions

What is the minimum width of a footing?

12 inches

How much concrete do I need for a footing?

For concrete, the formula for volume is as follows: length x width x thickness. To determine how many bags of concrete you will need, divide the total cubic yards needed by the yield. Use the following yields per each bag size: 40 pound bag yields .