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I've decided to go with PT framing and abandon any protective 

Thanks for the help.

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA 2607)
A L L E N   D E S I G N S
Consulting Structural Engineers
33171 Paseo Cerveza, Suite 221
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Andrew Kester Sent: Monday, January 13, 2014 5:17 AM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Moisture protection for deck?

I still do not understand what you are trying to accomplish by attaching 
anything to the underside of the deck. Is the space below going to be used 
like a patio with the deck acting like a roof? Is there a roof above the 

On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 8:06 AM, Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. < 
design(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> Bill,
> With our climate (-21 deg C and freezing rain over a 10 day period
> followed by a week of temps at 0 to +6 deg C with rain) we would
> insist on PT joists at 16" o.c. However, now that I see you are
> installing concrete and stone flooring, I would prefer to go to a conc
> slab and beam system, which I have done.  I persuaded the home owner
> that that this would stand up a lot better than wood.  So far so good - 6 
> years. Gary
> On 1/10/2014 4:52 PM, T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. wrote:

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