Increased tire support capabilities (2023)

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Compare plinth support and deck leveling options for building raised decks with porcelain pavers, concrete pavers, structural wood tiles, steel or glass grating over sloped or uneven surfaces.

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Plinth systems are extremely useful for building elevated decks on roofs and other places where a flat surface is essential or where the deck must cover pipes, cables or ducts. It is usually used in combination with porcelain or concrete coatings when used as a supportfiberglass grid,the range of applications has been extended to includeartificial grass cover,soil carriers for plantsfor green roofs, natural stone or clay substrates and access corridors.

At the lowest elevations, fixed height rubber support pads are commonly used, as the gap can be as little as 1/4″ but still ensures that water can drain freely under the pavers. These pads can be stacked up to 1" to 1 ½", the lowest height that can be effectively used by an adjustable height screw jack.

For higher deck heights, the choice of plinth depends on various factors - cost, speed of installation, number of plinth models required, slope adjustments, fire resistance, etc. For this reason, Archatrak offers a wide range of adjustable height plinths. Our range includes fixed height pedestals, non-flammable pedestals, automatic slope compensation pedestals, PVC post pedestals, wooden beam support pedestals, paver pedestals to reduce wind lift and pedestals to support steel or aluminum truss systems.

To help you choose the most appropriate elevated support for a specific project, we've summarized the key features of each deck support system offered by Archatrak below.

Eterno 'Prime' adjustable tire supports

With the Eterno 'Prime' series adjustable height stands, only three stand sizes cover the height range from 1 1/4″ to 16 1/2″ compared to 7 sizes for the Eterno NM series and 12 for the Eterno SE series. This unique design feature of the Eterno 'Prime' plinth not only reduces installation time, but more importantly, solves the frustrating and expensive problem of accurately estimating plinth height requirements prior to installation and dealing with unexpected deck height variations on site.

Concentric screw posts are easily adjusted from below or above with a special tool inserted into the head.

Self-leveling rubber-coated heads with built-in spacers allow automatic tilt adjustment up to 5° - no additional tilt adjustments required. Switch to fixed heads with just a simple additional head lock.

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Eterno 'NM' adjustable tire carriers

Eterno 'NM' adjustable height stands feature a wide center post for maximum stability and load capacity, anti-slip rubber head to reduce noise and the ability to make minor height adjustments from above, even after full tire installation. No additional rubber washers, head studs or pads are required, allowing for quick installation.

Four models cover a working range from 1" to 10 5/8". Additional elements can increase the height up to approx. 30”. Tilt adjustment is achieved by adding tilt compensation rings to the head of the stand - each ring a maximum of 1%.

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Eterno 'NM' stands are generally our most cost effective and versatile stands for building raised decks from 1″ to approx. 12″ that only lacks the convenience of a self-leveling head.

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Eterno 'SE' adjustable tire carriers

Eterno 'SE' adjustable stands have similar features to 'NM' stands (anti-slip, rubber head to reduce noise and the ability to make minor height adjustments on raised pavers from above), but instead of using additional rings to compensate for slope, the self-leveling head allows automatic slope compensation up to 5%. The central column is slightly narrower than the 'NM' area. No additional washers, head studs, pads or tilt adjusters are required, allowing for quick installation.

Six stand sizes cover a working area of ​​1 1/8" to 8 ½" with added extensions extending the usable height to approx. 22".

"SE" stands are particularly useful as a deck leveling system where the grade of the subgrade is variable or exceeds 2 1/2%.

The 'SE' stands are slightly more expensive than the 'NM' stands.

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Non-flammable deck supports

Our solid steel adjustable height plinths offer a completely non-flammable solution for the construction of elevated decks where the use of plastic plinths is prohibited.

Eight models cover operating ranges from 1" to 20". The plastic head clamp with built in spacers is slightly narrower than the 'Eterno' series and does not include any specific tilt compensation. It is generally recommended to use buffers under square steel bases instead of waterproof membranes.

The price doesn't vary significantly over the height range, so these stands are actually more economical than the plastic 'Eterno' and 'Uptec' stands at heights above about 16".

These steel stands are currently the only stands that are completely fireproof and non-flammable.

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'Altitudes' PVC paving posts

The 'Altitudes' stands use cut lengths of 4" diameter Plan 40 PVC pipe placed between the main and base components to cover a recommended working area of ​​1 ½" to 24".

Only four items are needed across the entire height range. Up to 4 3/16” height, PVC pipe must be precisely cut, as there is no adjustment other than the use of shims. Above this height, the threaded collar allows a height adjustment of approx. ½". Above 2 11/16”, self-leveling head allows slope correction up to 5%. The height stands uniquely allow the head to be locked in position.

The plinths are specially designed to accept the proprietary screw and washer assembly for attaching structural wood tiles that come with mitered corners.

These stands are particularly useful at heights above 10", making them more competitive in price than the 'Eterno' NM or SE series. They are also often preferred by contractors where it is difficult to measure deck height prior to construction.

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'Uptec' adjustable tire supports

'Uptec' stands uniquely offer the simplicity of adding a 'collar' to a single stand instead of relying on different sizes of stands to build height. Only three components are used. This generally allows for faster and more convenient installation at heights below about 6 inches. Beyond that height they become less price competitive compared to the 'Eterno' NM series as 1 1/8" tall collars are used to increase the height.

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The stands have a self-leveling head that offers automatic slope compensation of up to 5%. The head can easily be converted to a fixed head by turning the locking ring in the head. The height can be adjusted from above using a special tool, as with the 'Eterno' NM and SE series.

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Rubber support pads 'Eterno' of fixed height

Stackable 'Eterno' solid rubber support pads are typically used to lay pavers directly over concrete or to provide support at the lowest elevations before adjustable height supports can be used. Built-in spacers ensure accurate spacing and alignment.

These rubber pads offer far better sound absorption, improved shock protection and significantly more slip resistance than plastic support pads. Pads are usually used up to approx. 1 1/2".

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Pedestals of the Eterno 'NM' seriesfind out more

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Eternal 'Prime' Pedestalfind out more

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Non-flammable standsfind out more

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Uptec piedestalerfind out more

Connectors for vertical closing

It is used to extend and improve the application of elevated tires.

Vertical closing clamps allow a vertical face, such as a short step riser, to be mounted along the outside edge of a raised deck.

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Perimeter distance clamps

Perimeter spacer clamps placed around the perimeter of the raised deck maintain a consistent distance between the outer edge of the paver and the parapet wall and help prevent any movement of the paver.

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Sound absorbing cushions

Sound-absorbing pads placed under the base of the stand reduce the transfer of noise from the stand to the subwoofers

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Stand for wooden supports

Plinths with built-in wooden supports allow the construction of raised decks with traditional wooden planks attached to wooden supports supported by plinths.

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Connectors for vertical closingfind out more

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Stand for wooden supportsfind out more

Pedestal estimator

Our online plinth estimator quickly and easily calculates the number and size of plinths and pavers, regardless of the shape, size or slope of the surface. Quickly check different lay configurations, different starting positions, different lay angles across the area, insert multiple drainage points and print or save the calculated configuration showing the required amount of each plinth.

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What does handling refer to a tires ability to provide? ›

Handling performance refers to the way in which the vehicle/tire responds to the many demands of the driver, such as steering, accelerating and braking. Handling is crucial both in terms of safety, for the stability of the vehicle, and driving pleasure.

Should I fill my tires to max psi? ›

What happens if you inflate your tires to the max PSI? Your tires' max PSI almost always exceeds the recommended pressure. It isn't advisable to fill your tire to this pressure for everyday driving. At max PSI, your car does not handle as well, braking is impaired, and you could risk dangerous blowouts.

What are the benefits of increasing tire pressure? ›

Fully Inflated Tires are Safer

Besides saving fuel and money and minimizing emissions, proper tire inflation is safer and less likely to fail at high speeds. Under-inflated tires make for longer stopping distances and will skid longer on wet surfaces. Properly inflated tires will last longer as they wear more evenly.

What indicates the maximum load capacity each tire is designed to support? ›

Also known as load rating, the load index is represented by a number that's found on the tire's sidewall. That number corresponds to the load-carrying capacity per tire, indicating the amount of load or weight that one tire can carry safely when inflated to its maximum load-sustaining pressure.

How do I know if my car has good handling? ›

A car with good suspension, responsive steering, high-performance tires, and balanced weight distribution would be a car with good handling. People sometimes tune their suspension systems to get better handling performance.

What is poor handling on a car? ›

Poor handling is a common automotive problem. Whether your vehicle is pulling hard to one side or the other, vibrating oddly while you drive or it just feels "loose" when making a tight turn, handling concerns can be a sign a different issues that you will want to get checked out.

Is 40 psi too high for tires? ›

For instance, if 35 psi is recommended, and the maximum safe pressure listed on your sidewall is 44 psi, you can safely put 38 or 40 psi in your tires. You can even go to 44 psi. You'll experience a harder ride, but you won't create a blowout danger. You may even experience sharper cornering and increased fuel economy.

What happens if you put too much air in your tires? ›

Exceeding the optimum tire pressure is not recommended for many reasons. Tires will wear out prematurely. Overinflated tires round out on the tread section and cause the center to wear down significantly faster than the outer edges. This could cause them to last only half as long as they typically would.

What is the recommended tire pressure for 40 psi max? ›

In most of these cases, 40 psi should be more than enough, and since most modern tire designs will allow up to 44 psi (in some cases more) this is not a problem. If you have a heavily loaded vehicle, up to 44 or even higher is ok if the tire allows it, but this is a little high for most vehicles.

What does handling mean in driving? ›

Automobile handling and vehicle handling are descriptions of the way a wheeled vehicle responds and reacts to the inputs of a driver, as well as how it moves along a track or road.

What does ride and handling mean? ›

Ride and handling, in short, is defined as how a vehicle acts during a drive, how a car responds to steering input and how comfortable it is for passengers inside the vehicle.

What is tire load index and handling? ›

The tire load index lets you know the load carrying capacity of a tire. In other words, it's the amount of weight your tire can support safely. For example, if a tire has a load index of 92, it can support 1,389 pounds at maximum air pressure.

What effects does tire pressure have on handling? ›

Low Tire Pressure Adversely Affects Handling

Low tire pressure hurts your car's handling as well. When a tire is underinflated, its sidewalls flex more than they were designed to during cornering and braking. The tread, the contact point with the road, squirms. The tire is less stable and has less traction.


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