Hardscape Solutions: The Stone Deck Advantage

Sponsored by StoneDeks System

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Specify a stone deck with a engineered polymer support system by referencing design tables and the local building code.
  2. Explain how the engineered polymer support system is installed on both the deck area and stairs to ensure a safe and durable installation.
  3. Identify issues that may be of concern in retrofit applications, and recall the measures that must be taken to prepare the deck for a stone surface.
  4. List the steps involved in rooftop and ground installations, detailing how they prevent flexing, heaving, and sinking of the pavers.
  5. Summarize the issues that can occur with wood or composite systems and how they affect safety and performance.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
OAA 1 Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
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A stone deck is a stunning, low-maintenance alternative to a wood or composite deck. This course takes a detailed look at the engineered polymer structural grate support system used in the creation of stone decks. Common issues with wood and composite decks are presented. The installation of the engineered polymer support system in new and retrofit or remodel construction, ground applications, and commercial rooftop applications is discussed.

Making Trans


StoneDeks System StoneDeks Silca System® launched in 2007. Over the last 12 years, StoneDeks® has become an industry leader in outdoor innovation. We have seen the growth of our humble company into an international operation supplying customers across the globe with this amazing system that’s as easy as it is versatile. We’re proud to offer products made right here in the US with recycled materials. StoneDeks continues to work diligently to create even more creative solutions and applications for the entire hardscape, landscape and deck community. Welcome to the stone deck revolution!