Installation – Elevated Steel Rails
Surfaces should be solid, clean and sloping slightly for drainage. A solid perimeter containment such as a parapet wall on a rooftop deck, is normally required to prevent the elevated surface from moving, depending on the proposed deck height.
Mark out horizontal lines 24” apart over the area to be laid using chalk.
Mark the approx. location for placing Eterno ‘Maxi’ pedestals along these lines, also at 24” spacing, to form a grid. Pedestals around the perimeter should be placed as close to the containment wall as possible.
Calculate the number of porcelain planks required to span the area and optimize their positioning so no plank at either side is cut less than 4” in width. Be sure to include the tab widths in any calculations.
Place the pedestals in the position previously marked with chalk, selecting the appropriate height pedestal to ensure a final level surface.
Place the 8′ (nom.) tubular steel beams over the pedestal heads and secure in place with the pedestal caps. The end of each beam should be centered on a pedestal head. Check for level as each beam is installed. Beams are installed in a parallel array with 24” between each beam on center.
Once all the beams are level, snap sliding pedestal caps over the rails.
Lay the porcelain planks perpendicular to the hollow steel beams and resting on the rubber head of the pedestal caps, making sure the pavers butt tightly against the tabs on the pedestal caps. Any spacer tabs not required can be easily snapped off.
Complete laying the deck in a likewise manner, ensuring the ends of each plank are located on the center of a pedestal head.
The video below shows the construction of a ground level deck with DeckWay planks laid over the Kronos/Eterno rail system.