If you have a concrete patio that you want to transform into a more beautiful and impactful outdoor space, installing capped composite decking over the patio is not only a great choice, but Note the location of the bevel before you rip, so you don't accidentally install the board facing in the wrong direction.
When you reach the end of the patio, position the last board, mark the overhanging sleepers and trim off the excess. Before decking, we covered the sleepers with flashing tape. Without it, water soaks the tops of the sleepers and the decking prevents the wood from drying. Common grades of treated lumber will rot if kept
An old, cracked, partially sunken concrete patio can be an eyesore if not a safety hazard. Demolishing it and Select from a variety of materials including treated lumber such as pine or cedar or lower-maintenance products like composite decking or PVC. Start by Install the first deck board. If a single
Reasons why concrete is a more economical and durable choice for patio surfaces than pavers, tile, or wood decking.
How to build a deck over an existing patio slab with low clearance. Even if we removed the austere concrete slab, the patio door threshold was barely above grade. Bridge from the concrete slab to the first pier block with a pressure-treated joist board of standard width—the joist extension board.
Faux Bois Patio, Wood Stamped Concrete Concrete Creations Plymouth, IN. Concrete Creations in Plymouth, IN. Faux Bois Patio. A wood plank stamp was used to impart the texture of real boards to this patio. This is a great way to get the rustic look of a deck without all the upkeep. When selecting a stamp for your project,
New England slate; Old granite; Roman slate; Travertine; Quarry stone. Classic brick has also been used throughout history for its ruggedness and remains a popular choice today. For homeowners who love the look of a wood deck but don't want to deal with the everyday upkeep, rot, splinters, and termites, our wood plank
One of the reasons why natural wood decking is so popular is the way that it combines with other materials such as stone and concrete. This hotel uses deck wood not only on their patio seating area, but on the smaller terraces and balconies off the rooms themselves. The result is a building that transcends
Designing a deck carefully will limit cutting, and board or bearer wastage. There is no need to remove an old patio or concrete base where you plan to lay decking. If the bearers (wood supports that will bear the weight of the decking) are not level, use thin offcuts of treated timber to level them, before laying the deck.