Sometimes, local building codes or the terrain of the site dictates whether you build a deck or patio for your clients. In addition to code and topography consideration, builders often must assist clients in deciding if a deck or patio is what they want and need.
My patio is 3 concrete steps (which I will be covering with PT wood) down from my back door. My Bilco bulkhead door is 8 inches above patio level. My only option (feasibly) is to build a floating deck about level with the top of the bottom concrete step.
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After measuring the dimensions of the yard, center the placement of the deck using strings tied to wood stakes. Plan the Deck Dimensions Measure and adjust the stakes until the strings form a square and level representation of the deck dimensions.
This short video will show you how to build deck over your patio and make it look nice.
Building Raised Deck Over Concrete Patio. Building a Wooden Deck Over a Concrete One - InstructablesSo we've had this very sturdy but extremely plain looking concrete porch in the back of the house, and we've always wanted to make it warmer and more inviting..
An old, cracked, partially sunken concrete patio can be an eyesore if not a safety hazard. Demolishing it and replacing it with new poured concrete is an economical but extremely labor-intensive process.
Do you need to replace a broken, ugly, stained concrete patio? Don't spend thousands of dollars (or break your own back) having it demolished. Instead, install a ground-level deck right over it! But first, you will need to install a sleeper system. Learn what it is, why you need it, and how to ...