Joist and Deck

Joist and Deck

Whether you are looking for steel joists, metal decking or any combination of the two; Apollo Steel is your best choice for joist and decking materials and installation throughout New England.  Apollo Steel has over 44 years of experience in the business of steel erection, fabrication and installation. Since 2007, we have successfully provided steel joist and decking services to New Hampshire, Massachusetts and the rest of New England.

 Steel Joist and Deck

A steel joist and deck structural system for above grade floors is often one the most cost effective flooring  system. Steel joists use the truss structural principle, which produces a very high load carrying capacity to weight ratio. One of the most  common designs is the use of 2 foot on center steel joists, with a 28 gauge form deck spanning perpendicular to the joists. This is often covered with 3″ or 4″ of concrete floor poured on the form deck.

Welding of the steel deck should also be carefully monitored. The specification should detail how often the deck should be welded to the steel joists and how often side lap welds are required. It is important these welds are made properly in order to create strong structural bonds.