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  • Can PVC deck planks support heavy load in big expansion gap

    The PVC planks sit on 2 stacks 11 foot away at 2 sides. It forms like a bridge. Full load of supporting materials (beam, stringers and posts) is sitting on top. Is this normal or brainless job done by delivery??
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    Re: Can PVC deck planks support heavy load in big expansion gap

    I don't see the problem. PVC deck boards are quite flexible, I doubt they are damaged.

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      Re: Can PVC deck planks support heavy load in big expansion gap

      My concern in that pic is the precarious stack of 4x4's on the left side!

      I assume they dropped it off a tilt bed truck? the stack was to keep it from dropping too far?



      as for the deck boards supporting the load, I'd say it's fine for a short period of time, but I wouldn't want to leave it as such for a long time. If we get some warm weather, they may be apt to sag even more.
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        Re: Can PVC deck planks support heavy load in big expansion gap

        Thanks for the insight. I had the contractor unloaded the lumbers off the top. I called the manufacturer who advised to put planks on a level ground surface instead of sitting on stack.

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