After years of working on hundreds of residential and commercial projects across the east coast one thing that we have found to be consistently overlooked is the sloped floor joists needed to create pitch on flat roofs, walkable waterproof decks, and custom tile shower pans. Most framing contractors cut these pieces by hand on the job site. This leads to less than perfect cuts which in turn leads to puddling on the surface.
Don't spend thousands on a flooring installation only to find out that it is puddling afterward and that there is nothing you can do to fix it!
Save valuable time cutting onsite, know that when you install a roof or outdoor flooring system that you will not have unforeseen puddling areas due to wavy cuts that create low spots. Puddling on decks and roofs is never good, it leads call backs from customers, premature wear, dirt build up, slipping and ice hazards as well as leaks.
All of our sleepers are cut from Top quality Doug Fir boards, in a proprietary machine that can create any slope that is desired. We stock 1/8" & 1/4" per. Ft. sleepers in every length so most orders ship within one business day. We can supply sleepers for off shape areas and supply all necessary pieces to pitch an area according to supplied building plans. We also cut custom sloped sleepers to level existing crooked floors.
Puddling along the edges of surfaces is a sure sign of hand cut sleepers, this is due to how thin the cut needs to be at the end. The accuracy needed to cut the thin end correctly cannot be achieved by hand cutting.
This decks puddling issue caused water to pool along the wall which led to pre mature leaking of the surface. You can also see the unsightly dirt marks that the sitting water creates as well.
The puddling on this deck fell on a seam which lead to premature failure of the membrane, and water damage to the interior of the home.
This is a project that we pitched years ago, notice there are no major dirt spots due to puddling. This deck has not been washed since it was installed, but because the entire surface promotes water flow it stays much cleaner overall.
Clean surfaces make using the decks much more coinvent for customers because they don't have to worry about avoiding certain areas due to standing water or dirt that would track back into the home. Cleaner surfaces also inherently last longer giving more time between necessary maintenance.
Have questions about requirements for your project? Send us a message with a brief description so we can get you what you need to install a razor straight, puddle free surface.
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