Hi Everyone! New here and have been spending a lot of time reading this forum. Would like to thank everyone for sharing your design and build stories as they have helped us quite a bit. We are now in the design process and I have a few questions that I hoped y'all could answer:
1) Why do many of you use cement board AND Trex on the bottom of your islands? Why not go with just Trex on the bottom and skip the cement board?
2) I understand you are supposed to tape and seal any seams where two pieces of cement board come together. Does that include seams where the boards meet at a 90 degree angle (e.g. where the front piece and a side piece come together)?
3) I like the idea of using rivets instead of screws to assemble the metal framing but have never used a rivet gun. Does that process require drilling holes and then installing the rivets, or is there a tool that punches the hole and installs the rivet at the same time?
Thank you so much for your help! Will post pictures once we break ground (and once I learn how to post pictures. ).