Building codes generally require that exterior stairways have a concrete footing or foundation. Without the foundation the steps will sink, heave or tilt to one side. This article shows how to build a 4-in. thick slab that will serve as a foundation for a set of deck steps. Be prepared for a workout if you’re constructing a concrete slab.
Wood deck over concrete slab Find this Pin and more on outside patio by Kim Presley. Resultado de imagem para install decking over concrete porch attaching a low deck to a concrete slab. There’s nothing better than a day spent on the cabin deck that is, unless it’s an evening spent on the cabin porch.
Building a Wood or Composite Deck If you choose to build a wood or composite deck you will need to remove the concrete slab patio with a jack hammer. Why Remove the Concrete Slab? Building on top of the concrete slab patio is not a good idea for a few reasons.
If you are fixing the battens through the packers into the slab, try using galvanized countersunk masonry bolts, or concrete wall plugs, screwed in at 600mm intervals. Fix the decking to the battens with a 4mm gap between the boards and then finish off the ends with decking boards down the sides. This further complements the look of the deck.
How to Build a Deck Using Deck Blocks- maybe in the corner in front of the kitchen window, open-air add-on? How to Build a Deck With Deck Blocks Much easier looking than puring concrete. no digging Building a deck on the cheap generally means not using a treated wood, and then to compensate for this, using a wood preservative instead.
Provided the concrete slab is strong enough to bear the weight of the completed deck, I'd pour my own piers on top of the slab. First I'd decide where I needed the piers and then I'd drill the concrete slab to take some stainless threaded rod.
The deck rail enclosed most of the concrete patio, except for a ~4 foot gap between the house and the deck stairs as shown below. My dogs would run through here and mess up the pine straw. Here’s how I built a deck rail section to close the gap.
Hi-I am building a deck over an existing concrete slab that is 3-6 inches thick built with reinforced wire in the concrete. The beam far from the house will be supported with 12" footers, but the area close to the home has to either be supported by 1 of 2 solutions:
So the deck will go over the ground the slab. Approximate deck dimensions are 20' X 10'. I'll be laying some fabric and gravel to kill off any vegitation under the deck area.
In this article, we’ll walk you through the slab-pouring process so you get it right the first time. We’ll pay particular attention to the tough parts where you’re most likely to goof, like how to make concrete. Still, pouring a large concrete slab foundation isn’t a job for a beginner.
Step 1 - Positioning Joist Support Base Plates. Mark out positions for the base plates on the concrete slab (see table for minimum span requirements for various width joists) These are all based upon “continuous span” with joists at 450mm between centers.
Badly damaged concrete deck slab A concrete slab in this condition has to be either broken up and carted away or decked over. This was the ultimate bad patio: severely cracked and cratered, some areas raised by frost, others sunken after 50 years of settling. Step-by-Step Perfect Patio Combo Raising Patio Pavers How to Build a Concrete Pad - Lowe's Home Improvement
Concrete pads make great landings for deck stairs, or in front of doorways. Follow these simple steps to build the perfect concrete pad landing for your space.