30 Jun 1989 Q-Our 36-year-old concrete patio consists of six slabs that have become uneven over the years from sinking, heaving and wear and tear. I`m looking for a solution that would not mean breaking up and removing the concrete. Could a wood deck be built over the patio? A-The usual way to build a deck over a
Install a ground-level deck over a concrete patio. A sleeper system is a substructure comprising joists that sit between a solid surface (such as concrete) and the decking. Ground-level (and rooftop decks, Pressure treated wood and recycled plastic lumber are both considered excellent choices for durable sleepers.
Why Choose a Concrete Patio over a Deck Decks are lighter weight than patios, and can meet someone exiting a door at their level. only is concrete a far more superior product that requires very little maintenance (if any), but a concrete patio will increase the value of your home more than a wood deck.
So we've had this very sturdy but extremely plain looking concrete porch in the back of the house, and we've always wanted to make it warmer and more inviting. The obvious solution, to us, was to replace it with a wooden one. Wood is by far warmer and better looking than concrete, and if you maintain it
This means you will be laying decking boards literally on top of the concrete pad, resulting in potential problems. If you remove the existing patio or concrete slab, you will have an added 5" to build your deck! The added 5" makes building a wood deck possible - if you do it right along with a little bit of additional work. But first
Why Choose Concrete Over Pavers, Tile, or Wood Decking? While any type of surface you choose for your patio will have its benefits and drawbacks, there are a few things to keep in mind that make concrete the most desirable choice.