Fortress Steel Framing
Whether you build a deck with hardwood or composite materials, you should think long and hard about what kind of frame you want. A deck is a once-in-a-lifetime investment that will last 25 to 50 years. So, do you want to have your dream deck built on a wood frame that is subject to rotting over the years?
Or, do you want a galvanized steel system designed by deck builders for deck builders?
At Legacy Decks, one of the products we recommend is the Evolution steel deck framing and stair system. It truly is the next evolution in deck framing. It features an interlocking joist and ledger system that lets you build sturdy, safe decks with less effort. Our powder-coated finish provides increased corrosion resistance and a more finished look.
Legacy Decks uses the best techniques available in the industry to frame decks. With special attention to building codes, we build beyond requirements to give a strong, long-lasting framing system. If you do prefer a wood deck frame, our pressure-treated lumber is selected from the highest grades of Southern Yellow Pine and treated with non-corrosive, eco-friendly wood preservation chemicals in a controlled environment.
We use heavier posts (6×6’s) which are installed within concrete footings that are double the size required by code. Our support beams are always 2×10 laminated boards. Our floor joists are usually 2×8 or 2×10 boards which are more tightly spaced at 12-inch on centers to provide added load-carrying capacity and less bounce in the floor system. Finally, we use bonding hardware such as joist hangers, brackets, and straps to give positive connection strength and dependability.