Here's an easy way to lay deck flooring on your cement slab patio in just one day. Deck-A-Floor Modular Composite Outdoor Flooring System Kit in Peruvian Teak -3 Harrison and I took on two different roles, with me laying the grids while he took the boards out of each box laid them behind me.
Sleepers screwed to the concrete allow you to screw on decking. Spacers and flashing tape protect sleepers from moisture and rot. Fascia boards hide exposed edges for a neater look. For a, printable version of Figure A, see Additional Information, below. This cutaway shows how to build a deck over a concrete patio.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to conceal ugly concrete with wood-composite lumber.
Your concrete porch should already be slightly slanted away from the house in order to drain rain water away from it. This grade is good and needs to be preserved. When you're installing your wooden deck over this, the floor planks will not be installed directly over the concrete but rather on runners that
(Still working on the new chandelier.) Along those lines, I thought it might make our ugly ol' patio look prettier to build a new deck on it. I didn't expect it to serve any purpose except look good, but as soon as I mentioned the idea to Andy, he jumped right on board because he thought it would make our backyard much more
In a matter of hours, you can transform a tired balcony, porch, or sundeck from boring and ordinary to a stunning outdoor living area your family and guests will love. If you need to cover an old wood or concrete floor with minor damage, deck tiles are stable enough to be placed right over most damage without repair.
On the patio, concrete paving rules. You could argue that there is a certain unity of form and texture between the concrete walls of a house and the same material used for paving, but it is a harsh unity. If you cover the same area with wooden decking, the atmosphere will change immediately.
Set them and make sure they're level, using wet concrete mixed in a large wheelbarrow, adding or removing concrete as necessary. A good way to
I pretty much hate plain concrete patios. But let's face it, most of us have 'em. They are boring and just plain… well, plain. A couple of seasons ago we staine.
Installing artificial grass onto concrete, decking and other solid surfaces is very easy, read our post for simple instructions. Take measurements and cover gaps Ensure that there are no large gaps between paving slabs, patio tiles or decking planks. Anything larger than about half an inch risks causing
If your new deck will extend beyond the existing patio, lay out the pier blocks as needed. Bridge from the concrete slab to the first pier block with a pressure-treated joist board of standard width—the joist extension board. Make sure the adjacent ripped joist is level. Trace along the top of the ripped joist and
This situation is common in many pool, patio and porch designs. The concrete gets cracked, stained and pitted and the owners want to cover it with something nice without busting up all the old concrete. Unfortunately, traditional long-length decking boards don't perform very well over concrete. Wood is a
Demolishing it and replacing it with new poured concrete is an economical but extremely labor-intensive process. Instead, consider covering your aging concrete patio with decking. Select from a variety of materials including treated lumber such as pine or cedar or lower-maintenance products like
Plan the deck so that it slopes very slightly (a 1:80 fall is sufficient), and use fluted deck boards that run in the direction of the slope; this will aid rainwater run-off, meaning the deck is There is no need to remove an old patio or concrete base where you plan to lay decking. Cover the membrane with a thick layer of gravel.
decking works with minimal clearance requirements. When used with a sleeper system, composite decking is approved for installation with 1 ½” of clearance from the bottom of the deck board to the pad concrete surface meaning you can now install deck boards almost anywhere.