StreetDeck ComponentsComponents required for constructing Archatrak StreetDeck
The basic StreetDeck structure comprises a galvanized steel perimeter and cross beams enclosing a deck surface of modular porcelain pavers or wood tiles. The structure and pavers are elevated on adjustable height pedestals which enable a level deck to be constructed irrespective of the slope of the roadway or underlying surface.
¾” thick porcelain pavers are primarily used for the deck surface due to their wide range of colors and styles (including wood, stone, cement and rustic styles), excellent wear resistance, stain resistance, low maintenance, ease of transportation, simplicity of installation and modularity. Archatrak structural wood tiles are an excellent alternative where porcelain pavers are not preferred. No bolts or other fixing devices are visible around the perimeter of the deck, giving the deck an exceptionally neat and clean looking finish.
The perimeter structure has five main components made of galvanized steel:
- Perimeter beams in 24″, 36″ and 48″ lengths – Yellow
- Corner profiles – Blue
- Internal corner profiles – Green
- Internal beams – White
- Connecting links – Red
Using connecting links, the perimeter beams and corners are bolted together to form the StreetDeck’s outer perimeter. Pedestals positioned every 24″ can then be secured to the underside of the perimeter and vertically adjusted to raise and level the deck frame. Cross beams are recommended to help square and structurally support the deck. Internal corners connected by cross beams are required when StreetDeck’s optional kit planters are installed.
With the perimeter components connected, elevated and leveled on pedestals, and squared according the the StreetDeck Installation Manual, the deck porcelain pavers or wood tiles can be installed on adjustable pedestals. We supply Eterno self-leveling SE pedestal supports primarily due to their ease of installation and ability to make adjustments to the height of the deck after installation via a special tool inserted in the head of the pedestals. The pedestal head automatically tilts to accommodate a substrate sloping up to 5%, and features a sound absorbing rubber layer and inbuilt spacer tabs which ensure accurate spacing of pavers across the deck.
For most installations, only the ETE-SE1 (1 1/2” – 2″ height range) up to ETE-SE4 (4 3/4” – 6 3/4” height range) pedestals will be required, but pedestal heights up to 39” can be supplied by adding extension elements between the pedestal base and central column.
3/4″ thick structural porcelain pavers, either 24″ x 24″ or 16″ x 48″, or 24″ x 24″ South American Ipe hardwood tiles are used for the deck surface. Archatrak supplies over 50 colors of 3/4″ thick porcelain pavers (see our porcelain color page here) in a wide range of styles including wood, stone, cement and rustic.
If you have any questions or want to discuss a specific StreetDeck project, just call us at 866-206-8316 or send us an email.