A Paverdeck project is simple to install by a homeowner or contractor with simple skills and tools. Click to expand the photos.
Design and estimate the cost of your projects
The system can accomodate any design – use the following tips:
- Our deckpan is 6.25-inches in height.
- Deckpan panels come in 10, 12, and 14-ft lengths. Design with dimensions of 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14 ft to ensures best use of material.
- The deckpan can span 14-feet from beam to beam (although typical is 12-feet), and can cantilever 39-inches over a beam.
- You can create curved profiles of the deck within the cantilever portion, or greater if you use another beam supporting the curved portion.
- The deck can be attached to a steel ledger at the house (typically an L4x4.25 you purchase locally).
- The deck can also be free-floating on independent beams.
- If you need a deckpan span greater than 14-feet, we can supply you with extra reinforcement to provide for a 16-foot span.
- Calculate your total gross surface area using the dimensions above – then mulitply by the current deckpan pricing.
- Our standard 10-inch galvanized steel beam typically spans 10 feet between posts. For greater spans, you can use a red-iron structural beam (e.g. W8x21) that you would purchase from your local supplier.
- Calculate your total linear feet of beams – then mulitply by the current beam pricing.
- Footings (Not supplied. Check with your local building department for local loading conditions).
- Steel helical piles for frost foundations and calculate loading based on 110 psf (although check with your local building department for local loading conditions). Footings are normally spaced maximum 10-feet on the beam.
- Concrete pier columns on a bigfoot-type footing form installed below the frost line. Note your spacing is dictated by soil conditions and is typically 6-8 feet.
You can also float the deck on 2×2 ft concrete deckpads with spacing around 6 feet.
- The Paverdeck system can support thick pavers up to 3-inches, but note that the thicker the paver, the greater the loading support required by your footings. This would result in larger or more expensive footings. We normally use pavers from 1-inch to 2-inches thick.
- The Paverdeck system can support a hot-tub. Some opt to install extra footings under the hot-tub.
- The Paverdeck can support point loads of approx. 1000 lbs. For concentrated loads, a stiffener should be installed under the point load in ther deckpan, and ideally would align with a footing.