I need some advice. I am building a new deck.(in process) I spent the part of the weekend setting up the layout for my decking. (PT pine PT decking 16FT)I have heard that the boards should be butted together and allowed to shrink, allowing proper gaps between the boards.I'm ok with that but decided to space them with a 4d finish nail. I got 3 boards down and left the project for a 1 day. Came back to the job and the decking has shrunk already. All the other boards have been laid out for a day ready to be installed. Question is do I continue to space them out or just but them all together and hope the gaps will be sufficient with more time to shrink down.
I do appreciate all input.