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Bracing deck floors

Twenty years ago, my employee Lonnie Akers came up with the idea of using metal T-bracing to prevent a deck floor from racking. First, we snap a chalkline across the tops of the joists where we want the brace to be. Next, we cut a sawkerf in the tops of the joists equal in depth to the leg of the T-bracing. Then we hammer the bracing into the groove and nail it down. It works great, it’s cheap, and it’s barely visible after the deck flooring is installed.


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