If you have ever purchased metal, then you’ve been asked to specify the thickness or what gauge needed. If you are purchasing metal deck, then be prepared to be asked this same question. This is because there is a wide range of steel thickness. In general, steel sheet metal can range from 7 gauge to 30 gauge. However, the range of gauges that metal deck is manufactured in is a smaller range.
Have you ever heard the term “form deck” and wondered is this just another word for composite floor deck? Does it mean something different? If you are pouring concrete, then you need something that will support the weight of the concrete. Put simply, a form deck supports the concrete while it cures. There is a bit more that goes into this, but by the time you are done reading this short article you will know all of the basics about form decking.