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Glossary

Cavity Space - The space between the top surface of the substrate, to the bottom of the pavers.

Level - To make flat.

Paver - Precast concrete or stone slab used as surface decking material.

Pedestal - Also known as the deck support.

Plank - Boards that lay across stringers in a deck.

Runner - A long stretch of board, laid out in parallel rows with other runners. They support planks laid out perpendicular across the runners. Also called a "stringer".

Shim - A thin piece of material (often tapered) used to fill in space between things (for support, leveling, or adjustment of fit)

Slope to Drain - The practice of sloping a surface to assist in water drainage. In the U.S., this us usually 1/4" per foot slope.

Stringer - A long stretch of board, laid out in parallel rows with other stringers. They support planks laid out perpendicular across the stringers. Also called a "runner".

Take Off - The process of determining the number of pedestals you need for a deck.

Tile - Usually made of wood or composite material. It is simply a square of surfacing material that is installed using Bison Deck Supports.