Timber Decking on Top of Concrete: My client has asked me to build a timber deck for them, when I met up with them I suggested that it was better for me to pour the concrete slab and put the decking on top.
Galvanized post anchors prevent lateral movement and keep the ends of wood support posts from direct contact with the concrete, which gives a post longer life. Building a Deck 02:48 In this series, Chip Wade shows you how to build a deck from the ground up.
Another thing to consider is the stability of the wood deck or floor. Additional bracing or stabilization may be needed, especially on exterior raised decks. A step often missed when installing exterior overlays is caulking.
I considered covering the concrete with concrete pavers, however pressure treated wooden decking has a warmer feel, better look, and it was cheaper in the long run. My cost was somewhere around $700 and a weekend of labor, well worth it
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Colored concrete or concrete decks made of material designed to resist freeze-and-thaw cracking can greatly increase the price of a patio. Expect to pay as much as $12 per square foot for concrete with decorative exposed aggregate or integral color.
I've built new sloped concrete decks over membranes before, with many years of trouble free use, but this is a renovation of a flat wood deck. This time, I'm thinking about putting a concrete surface on top of the existing cedar decking. The cedar is in pretty good shape, with just a few boards showing a bit of rot.
Installing a Ground-Level Deck Over Concrete Patio concrete and the decking. the varied colors and grains of wood. Before you start installing your deck, it
Outdoor spaces, such as patios and decks, are a way to extend the space in your home for entertaining, relaxation and outdoor meals. If you're thinking about adding a deck or patio, don't forget to consider cost. The price of a patio or wood deck can vary significantly according to size, materials
Unlike patios, decks are built at a higher level, or, if near the ground, not directly on the ground. Decks are typically built with wood or composite, so you dont have as many choices as you would with a patio. Decks also need to be sealed and cleaned to protect against rot and mold. An Important Similarity
BUILD A REDWOOD DECK Deck Over Concrete Concealing an aged concrete patio with a naturally beautiful redwood deck will add immeasurable value and ambience to your outdoor entertainment area. Knotty redwood garden grades, such as Construction Common or Deck Common, are economical choices for all outdoor projects. For decking and framing that
"A deck is usually the most affordable option, and concrete is often the most durable and lowest maintenance. With all the different material and design options out there now, it shouldn't be hard to settle on something the homeowner will love," Casey says.
Even if we removed the austere concrete slab, the patio door threshold was barely above grade. But because of his persistence his patio area took on a remarkable transformation, and we came up with a solution that can be a benefit to many who would love to have a deck in place of their concrete patio slab.