how to lay floor on slope under deck - Watch this video to see how to add a finished look to deck lattice. By making one or more of the lattice panels removable, the space under the deck can also be used for storage.
Plan to establish a solid base at the landing point. The base can be a small concrete slab, a small deck or even a treated 2×12 leveled in over a 6-in. gravel base. After you cut the stringers, use them as guides to position your landing. Cut and mount the stringers by following our photos in this how to build stairs project.
Frame both sides of the deck by installing 6x2-inch beams (in a wood of your choice) using three-inch nails or deck screws. Step 8 - Attach Floor Beams and Floorboards Install floor beams to your deck frame using three-inch nails.
Use the divided measurement as the total amount of slope for the deck in inches. A deck that projects 9 feet out from the house needs to slope 1.8 inches from the house to the farthest edge for proper drainage.
Re: Installing Lattice Under Deck On A Slope Very nice Mark, the sq. lattice is a nice touch. I can remember doing a big tall cedar deck back in the 80's that I site build all the lattice so it would have no seams.
If you plan to lay your deck on concrete slabs, you should follow these guidelines Using your builder’s line as a guide, position concrete slabs strategically on your oversite; placing them over the top of your weed barrier sheet.
Beautiful deck. On a hillside or slope deck like this I would recommend Imus Cap for joist and beam protection against wood rot. Very easy to install.
Once you've found and laid the footings, the next step in building your deck is to install posts, beams, and joists. The key for this step is to keep your work level, plumb, and straight. Accurate work ensures a stronger, safer deck.
It’s not a bad rule of thumb to simply increase the depth of the footing one foot for every unit horizontal steeper the slope gets. Between 3:1 and 2:1 slopes, a minimum of two feet deep, and between 2:1 and 1:1 slopes, no less than 3 feet deep.
Building a deck on a slope presents several problems. The ground is not flat, so you can't simply build a level structure. You have to account for the slope grade and be sure the deck is stable and secure.
We used longer 4 x 4’s on the exterior back parts of the deck, since they’d become the railing posts. Step 4 We created a strong center support, perpendicular to the joists, with a set of 2 x 10’s mounted onto the buried concrete blocks, in order to maintain the level line.
Lay the plywood and screw it down using one and one quarter inch screws. Start at one end and work your way to the other. It will take two sheets per row. The last row only will require the plywood being cut to fit. Be sure to let the dog supervise ;). Elwood gives it two paws up at this point.
Step 3 - Mix and Lay Concrete Follow the instructions on your product and mix your concrete in a wheelbarrow. If you need to add a slope to a previously built concrete platform, you should still use wooden forms, like 2x4s, in order to make sure that the concrete lays evenly.
Time to complete this project depends on the size of the deck and the level of help available, the times listed here are for two people on a 10’x 30’ deck with the house defining two sides of the deck.