You’ve toiled away at getting the footers poured and the substructure framing perfectly level and rock solid.  Now you’re on to the easy part – laying the decking.  Then you remember that you’ve got to strap on your kneepads because you’ll be spacing and screwing down the decking on your hands and knees.  You must be getting old.  How could you forget about the pair of Stomp Strips you’ve got stashed in your toolbox?  The day just got a lot brighter.

You can’t spell “deck spacing” without “ache”.  Well, actually you can, but “acke” doesn’t have the same ring.  At any rate, spacing deck boards is a mind numbing and tedious task that shouldn’t be wished on anyone.  We’ve got an idea – stop spacing deck boards in a mind numbingly tedious fashion!  Buy yourself a pair of Stomp Strips.  The Stomp Strip is a decking installer’s best friend.  This patent pending strap allows for decking to be spaced from an upright position, giving your poor back some much needed time off.  The strap comes in both 1/8” and ¼” spacing varieties and in lengths of 12’ (15’ overall).  Simply step on the tail of the strap, insert the first tab adjacent to the first deck board, then kick the next board up against the spacer.  Feed the next tab down beside the second deck board and slide the third board into place.  Rinse and repeat.  Oh, and don’t worry about the straps becoming dislodged or misaligned – once they’re in, your spacing is set.  Just come behind and screw down the decking.  When the fastening is done, a quick tug of the Stomp Strip strap and the strip is removed from decking without a worry.  This thing is so easy to use, we should probably look into a 30 minute late-night infomercial, but that’s not our style – we’re much more humble and sincere…

Get a pair of Stomp Strips.  They’ll take up no room in your toolbox, and, heck, if you don’t like them for spacing deck boards (which we know you will), they still work great for securing that deer you hit on the way home from the job to the bed of the truck.