laying deck boards spacing

Install decking with 3" pressure-treated compatible deck screws instead of nails. Use two nails for each joist to deck board connection. Locate screws about 3/4" from the edges of boards. Start installing deck boards at the outside of the deck and work towards the house wall. Stagger butt joints as much as possible for a nicer appearance. 【Get Price】

Whether to leave a gap between pressure treated wood deck boards depends on how dry the wood you’re using is. Leave Gap: If the pressure treated wood has been kiln dried after treatment (KDAT) leave a 1/8” gap (the thickness of an 8-penny nail) between the boards when attaching since the wood will expand slightly over time. 【Get Price】

What is the proper deck board spacing? Should they butt up against each other or do you need a gap? And if so how big should the gap be? Proper deck board spacing should have a 1/8-inch gap after the decking has dried out. If you install your decking using wet boards pressure-treated decking that has not yet dried out then you should ... 【Get Price】