Bouncy deck needs help


Old 06-19-01, 12:50 PM
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I need to stiffen up my deck. It has a severe 'bounce' when you walk across it. It is strictly an up and down bouce (no side to side movement). I am wondering what the best solution is to stiffen it up.
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Old 06-19-01, 07:24 PM
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Depends on why it is 'bouncing'. Look carefully at the deck with a tape measure in hand, and answer the following.

The deck boards -- how thick are they? (1x will measure 3/4", 5/4 will measure 1", and 2X will measure 1-1/2")

Joists -- what size are they AND how far apart are they?

Beams -- what size are they AND how far apart are they?

Answer those questions and we will go from there.
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