watertight second story porch floor over living space

Building an outdoor deck on top of a finished room may not sound like the best proposition. But when a good past customer asked us to design a project that would do just that, we didn't hesitate. Adding to its complex- ity, the deck had an irregular shape because it was built to join two octag- onal rooms of the house.

North Carolina remodeler David Tyson sees them all the time down at beachfront properties on the coast. "Somebody gets a bright idea: Why not put a deck up there? But with no thought to loads, weight, or waterproofing." He's talking about decks that are built over existing living space. And one of the big 

Easy WaterprooFIng. For Your Balcony &. Rooftop Deck. Turns a flat roof into a deck. Long lasting durability. Covers plywood, concrete, metal and fiberglass. Meets ADA as a floor over an occupied living space will benefit from the . Second, apply one coat of GacoDeck Primer at rate of 1 gallon per 200 square feet over 

roof, from creating a romantic outdoor break- fast nook off a second-floor master bedroom to providing a second-floor porch on a city house. No matter the reason, the keys to a long-lasting deck above a living space are the same: a reliable roof membrane and details that minimize any damage to the roof from the deck loads 

the edge? Is the deck over living space or cantilevered out on joists? What are the proposed joist sizes? What kind of slope is designed into the framing? Finally, never design or build a deck that is level with or higher than the inte- rior floor. This applies to any deck, but it's essential for a waterproof deck over living space.

I need to build a 2nd story deck in NY over an existing living space as part of a new 2nd Story addition to the house. I am looking for advice on how to construct the 2nd floor deck with a typical deck floor (5 4 x 6 Pressure Treated or ), allow water to drain off, and remain watertight to the living space 

Whether it's a pool deck, high-rise balcony, small private patio or a sprawling rooftop deck, the demand for reliable waterproofing products and skilled installation David Rupp, the property developer admits, "We were hesitant to put decks over living space, with the cold winter climate, but Duradek has been an excellent fit.

I am in the process of replacing a deck from the second floor. When the house was built apparently deck was installed such that 4'x6′ section of it is over the occupied space, another words part of the lower level family I think you're on the right track by basically making a flat roof over the living space.

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