Glue only for deck

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  1. Jun 30, 2009 #1

    WarrenC

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    I am building a deck and am going to use cedar 2x4's in a checkerboard pattern. The deck is covered. I came across a post somewhere on the internet where a builder has only used glue to attach his decking, and a few toe nails to keep things in place.

    Would glue (a construction adhesive) work without mechanical fasteners? I am from Canada, so I would be subject to freeze/thaw cycles.

    What is everyone's opinion?
     
  2. Jul 3, 2009 #2

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    Check out www.evolution-deck.com, which is made from galvanized steel with granite stone - our house is featured. This cost us about 25% more than a composite deck installed. Regardless of brand, a wood or composite deck requires maintenance, deteriorates, and doesn't last more than 15 years. Evolutiondeck provides a true 30-year warranty, doesn't require maintenance and it adds to the resale value of our home! We saw this as a worthwhile investment. Made in Canada!
     
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    In your situation, I would vote against 'glue only'. Without mechanical fastening, warping will snap the glue and possibly the wood itself (especially in cold climates).

    If you ask me, 'glue only' is a cheapo way of doing it, labor-wise. I would both glue and screw. The glue will help lower wood squeek.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2009 #4

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    Take Ed's Advice: Add decking to a neglected corner of your garden for the best results. [​IMG]
     
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    My experience is to use high quality wood glue and epoxy is expensive and difficult to work with although I found it works well for bonding aluminum to wood.
     
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    I'm so glad to have found this forum - I know this post is kind of unrelated but it is great to have a place to turn to where someone might already have answered my questions without me asking them!
     
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