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Pedestal Placement - At Curved and Angled Walls


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With any elevated deck installation using a pedestal system, the following basic requirements must be met.

  • Decks must not exceed the load capacity of the pedestals.
  • The substrate should slope slightly to give positive drainage.
  • Roof decks must comply with all local building codes including fire regulations and wind uplift.
  • Any area not bounded by a parapet or wall must be ‘boxed-in’ so the pavers cannot move.
  • Any gaps around the perimeter must not exceed 1/8”.

The number of pedestals you’ll require for your project depends on the following:

  • The total number of tiles or pavers used
  • The dimensions of the tiles or pavers
  • The weight of the tiles or pavers – larger or heavier pavers may require an additional central pedestal per paver
  • The shape of the area to be covered – the more irregular it is shaped, the more pedestals you’re likely to need
  • The anticipated loading on the deck
  • The amount of pedestrian traffic anticipated (commercial applications)
  • The finished height of the deck

As a guide, the following formula can be used if the area is a simple rectangle or square:

  • Count the number of pavers or tiles along the width and the depth and add one to each of these numbers
  • Multiply these numbers together to give the minimum number of pedestals required.

The number of pedestals you’ll require for your project depends on the following:

  • The total number of tiles or pavers used
  • The dimensions of the tiles or pavers
  • The weight of the tiles or pavers – larger or heavier pavers may require an additional central pedestal per paver
  • The shape of the area to be covered – the more irregular it is shaped, the more pedestals you’re likely to need
  • The anticipated loading on the deck
  • The amount of pedestrian traffic anticipated (commercial applications)
  • The finished height of the deck

As a guide, the following formula can be used if the area is a simple rectangle or square:

  • Count the number of pavers or tiles along the width and the depth and add one to each of these numbers
  • Multiply these numbers together to give the minimum number of pedestals required.

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