DeckWise® WiseWrap™ Joist Tape™ is a malleable polyethylene waterproof wood flashing and material, using a rubberized asphalt mastic adhesive. Easily apply to decking joists, around deck support posts and over ledger boards.
When this tape is applied to the top of decking joists, over ledger boards, and around support posts, it creates a waterproof seal that helps stop decay and wood rot. Rot is caused by moisture that stays in contact with treated and untreated lumber deck framing and the above decking material.
Wood decay can also occur when deck screws penetrate the deck boards, piercing the joist sub-framing below. The application of WiseWrap™ Joist Tape™ will also seal around decking screws preventing the intrusion of moisture and water.
Our WiseWrap™ Joist Tape™ "Super Grip" rubberized asphalt adhesive is a self-sealer around deck screws that blocks a primary pathway for water infiltration into deck joists. When it blocks this moisture and pre vents wood rot, the barrier tape will maximize the life of your brand new deck or restoration.
When DeckWise® WiseWrap™ Joist Tape™ is placed between ACQ, CA-B, or ACZA treated lumber and metal surfaces, such as galvanized metal and aluminum, creating a physical barrier that prevents the corrosion of the metal surface caused by contact with the chemicals in treated lumber.
When protecting posts, DeckWise® WiseWrap™ Joist Tape™ should be applied at the ground level with 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7,5cm) extending above the finished grade. For you to be able to determine the proper location on the post for product placement, you will need to insert the post in the hole, mark the post to indicate the grade level, and then take the wood post out of the hole. To decide what the proper length of tape to use; do the following: without removing the white release paper, wrap the material around the post, making sure that there is enough material for a minimum 1 inch overlap. Cut the tape to the correct length. Remove the release paper and wrap it around the post while firmly pressing it into place. To maximize adhesion, roll it on with a small hand roller. To help provide added protection against deep standing water around the post, a small bead of non-silicone caulk may be used at the top edge of the joist barrier tape.
Q: After a couple days of rain, how long should I wait before applying WiseWrap™ Joist Tape™?
A: Our answer is always, “the surface needs to be clean and dry.” If you need to know how clean or how dry, then the joists probably are not dry enough yet. Our WiseWrap™ Joist Tape™ has two adhesives, rubberized asphalt and acrylic. The two work together to form a better adhesive bond. The acrylic sticks a little bit better on a damp surface. The surface should not be puddled with water, and should not have conspicuous drops on it. Since this is a self-sealing membrane there is NO HARM in adding a couple of staples into it during installation Once the surface dries and it heats up, the rubberized asphalt and acrylic will do their jobs.