Building an 8-by-10-Foot Floating Deck David Beaulieu Floating decks are so called because, rather than being attached to a building as are standard decks , they simply "float" on top of the ground.
Building Floating Deck over ground and Concrete slab I have an ugly as heck concret slab out the back of the house. It's 15 years old and just too small to BBQ guests.
My only option (feasibly) is to build a floating deck about level with the top of the bottom concrete step. This would put the level of the deck about 3 inches above concrete patio level. I have determined that PT 2 x6 framing , 16" on center for 5/4 x 6 PT decking, will work, supported by concrete blocks (in lieu of floating deck piers- too ...
Remember to follow local code for deck posts. There are several methods for setting posts. One way is to pour concrete in the post hole, set the post on the concrete and backfill with gravel. To help prevent rotting, this deck will have wooden posts attached to concrete footers above ground.
Perhaps the most striking feature of Kristin Jackson’s recent backyard makeover is the island deck or floating deck she and her husband built. It’s a pleasant, shady spot in her backyard that incorporates the trees in its design.
Floating Deck Footings Freestanding decks and decks built in areas that never experience frost can use floating footings that rest on top of the ground to support the deck. The sole purpose of these footings is to spread the load transfered from each support post to a larger area of soil to prevent the deck from sinking.
How to Build a Floating Deck A floating deck adds a great elevated place to sit and enjoy a view of a yard. Only a few inches off the ground, this platform takes a little time but is easy once you get going.
Precast concrete deck blocks are popular for building decks. Some are made with notches designed to hold standard-size posts, beams and joists. Precast blocks that are available at home improvement centers usually are 12 inches square and 8 to 12 inches high.
How to Build a Wood Deck Over a Concrete Patio By Matt Brown. SAVE; An old, cracked, partially sunken concrete patio can be an eyesore if not a safety hazard. ... Run flashing tape along the top of the runners. Step 6 Install the first deck board. If a single board will not span the width of the patio, cut it with a circular saw so that its end ...
To avoid this we decided a floating deck would be the best option. We wanted to keep the design simple and clean, so with the help of our friends over at Kreg Tool Company, we used the deck jig and let the wood do all the talking. Note: The following post is by no means the only way to build a deck, or even the best way.
Freestanding decks provide architectural appeal to large, open yards. Instructions on building a floating deck are relatively simple. With a few free weekends, the help of a friend or two and the right tools, hardware and lumber, you’ll be able to create your own custom backyard structure.
I was wondering if a deck 16' x 15' , 5' above the ground could be built as a floating deck. The reason for asking is that someone said it would allow the snow and water to run under the deck where it meets the house where it is attached to the house.