floating deck over patio

I am having trouble figuring out how to cover the patio slab since I only have 2-½" from the slab to the bottom of the threshold. I attached pictures to give you a better idea of what my current patio and the space restrictions look like. I want to build a floating 18x11 deck that is not connected to the ledger. I live in Southern 

The plan was for my dad and Andy to work together over one weekend to build the deck, but one weekday while Andy was at work, my dad showed up with a trailer full of lumber and got started on his own. (THANKS DAD!) The first board the one that gets attached directly to the house was the hardest, because the patio 

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Plus, you can install decking easily over a concrete patio (to create what is called a "floating deck") or on a rooftop space provided you include a sleeper system. Sleeper. A sleeper system is a substructure comprising joists that sits between a solid surface (such as concrete) and the decking.

A floating deck is a type of deck that sits on top of the ground. You do not have to dig large holes, pour concrete footings, sink posts or fasten beams. Wooden.

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