Conventional deck construction involves the application of nails and screws through the deck boards into the wood joists. The wood weathers and shrinks over time, making nails and screws loosen and pop up. This is not only hazardous, but also promotes rot by allowing moisture to penetrate the deck planks. Protection is jeopardized even if the wood surface has been treated with a preservative. Water penetration with conventional deck fastening systems results in cracks and rot.
With the SHADOE® TRACK deck fastening system, tracks are fastened to joists with SHADOE® TRACK nails. Screws secure each board from below, preventing water penetration through fastener holes. No water penetration means no rot. The reversible track allows for splices and butt joints and any width decking may be used.