a balcony that snapped off an apartment building and led to the deaths of six college students was supported by wooden beams that had been badly rotted by exposure to moisture, building inspectors
deck joist tape deck joist tape is a self-adhering, cold-applied tape used as flashing on deck ledger boards and joists to help prevent moisture penetration around properly installed fasteners. provides a non-corrosive barrier between treated lumber and metal hangers. its super stick technology adhesive can stick to damp wood joists, doesn’t require a primer and can be applied down
deck joists last longer if you protect them from rot. the same statement applies to all structural framing members in your house, but most of them aren't as exposed to moisture as deck joists. if
protect your deck from joist rot. family handyman. a little diligence and an inexpensive deck flashing tape keep things protected and help prevent deck joist rot. last summer, i helped a carpenter buddy tear out a rotten deck. the joists were pressure-treated lumber, so i was surprised at how badly decayed they were. but my friend wasn’t.
building contractor loses license in wake of deadly berkeley balcony collapse. april 21, 2017 at 3:32 pm. the deck of unit 405 was sheared from the side of the building while the 13 students
joist tape is an affordable way to protect your deck substructure. peel-and-stick flashing tape allows the wood to breathe because it is applied as a cap directly on top of joists and beams. the tape protects screw holes from moisture by acting as a barrier.