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Once you have your pier blocks in place and have added your support beams, adjust both until they are parallel and at the desired height. Ensure your support beams are level. Next, rest a joist on the support beam perpendicular to and flush with the top of the ledger board. Use a level to determine your desired slope.Before you attach the support beams to the pier blocks, use a joist flush with the end of the ledger, measure 6 feet in on the ledger from the inside of the board and 8 feet from the inside of the ledger along the joist. When these two marks are 10 feet apart, the joist is perpendicular. Ensure that the ends of your support beams are flush with the outside of this joist.Once you have both the pier blocks and support beams in your desired location, secure the pier blocks into the support beams with deck screws. We chose to use DeckMate deck screws to reduce corrosion from our region's salty ocean air.Arguments have been made for both level decks and slight slopes to ward off standing water. We built ours to have a very slight slope of ½ inch over a 12-foot span.Note: This part of the process is the most important and time consuming. Attention to detail and precision are key to making the rest of the steps go smoothly.

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Once you have your pier blocks in place and have added your support beams, adjust both until they are parallel and at the desired height. Ensure your support beams are level. Next, rest a joist on the support beam perpendicular to and flush with the top of the ledger board. Use a level to determine your desired slope. Before you attach the support beams to the pier blocks, use a joist flush with the end of the ledger, measure 6 feet in on the ledger from the inside of the board and 8 feet from the inside of the ledger along the joist. When these two marks are 10 feet apart, the joist is perpendicular. Ensure that the ends of your support beams are flush with the outside of this joist. Once you have both the pier blocks and support beams in your desired location, secure the pier blocks into the support beams with deck screws. We chose to use DeckMate deck screws to reduce corrosion from our region's salty ocean air.
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Once you have your pier blocks in place and have added your support beams, adjust both until they are parallel and at the desired height. Ensure your support beams are level. Next, rest a joist on the support beam perpendicular to and flush with the top of the ledger board. Use a level to determine your desired slope. Before you attach the support beams to the pier blocks, use a joist flush with the end of the ledger, measure 6 feet in on the ledger from the inside of the board and 8 feet from the inside of the ledger along the joist. When these two marks are 10 feet apart, the joist is perpendicular. Ensure that the ends of your support beams are flush with the outside of this joist. Once you have both the pier blocks and support beams in your desired location, secure the pier blocks into the support beams with deck screws. We chose to use DeckMate deck screws to reduce corrosion from our region's salty ocean air. Arguments have been made for both level decks and slight slopes to ward off standing water. We built ours to have a very slight slope of ½ inch over a 12-foot span. Note: This part of the process is the most important and time consuming. Attention to detail and precision are key to making the rest of the steps go smoothly.
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. Ensure your support beams are level. Next, rest a joist on the support beam perpendicular to and flush with the top of the ledger board. Use a level to determine your desired slope. Before you attach the support beams to the pier blocks, use a joist flush with the end of the ledger, measure 6 feet in on the ledger from the inside of the board and 8 feet from the inside of the ledger along the joist. When these two marks are 10 feet apart, the joist is perpendicular. Ensure that the ends of your support beams are flush with the outside of this joist.
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