Free Deck Plans
Free Deck Plans
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Sway Bracing

All decks using horizontal decking should have a diagonal sway brace to prevent racking.  You may install a metal "T" brace which is a long metal strip diagonally across the top of the joists or install a diagonal deck board across the bottom of the deck frame.  Decks using diagonal decking do not require sway bracing.


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