You could lay your sleepers directly on the concrete, but we bought a 1/2-in.- thick PVC trim board and cut spacer blocks from it. Here's why: Spacers let you run sleepers parallel to the house so decking can run perpendicular to the house (if that's what you prefer). A patio typically slopes away from the house so that water..
Extra care must be taken to ensure that posts are plumb and the deck is level. This guide provides expert resources for every stage of deck building. From framing to installing the railing, we have you covered. Editor's Tip: If a slope is severe, special measures may be needed to keep the footings from slowly sliding down the..
Plan the deck so that it slopes very slightly (a 1:80 fall is sufficient), and use fluted deck boards that run in the direction of the slope; this will aid rainwater run-off, meaning the deck is less slippery and less prone to algae build-up. Construct a basic deck bearer frame. The basic deck support bearer layout will change with the..
Jun 14, 2013 . ok it took me by my self nearly two days to lay out and square up the strings to mark my footings. Once you get it all square dig the furthest corners first, set the sonotube hanging in the hole up off the bottom of the ground about 1 ft. so the concrete sluffs out as a footing then before it sets up push your..
This exercise can help to rebalance your surface if you do not have a natural slope on which to build your deck. Use weed killer spray on the oversite to prevent any growth in the future. Measure out & cut a weed barrier sheet into sections so that it covers the entirety of your oversite. If you are setting footing posts for your..
Thank You, cannot thank you enough for the great view looking down without rail in your view - I will be using your concept and I plan on adding a 9 Degree ramp in front of th 36" railing from our basement which will be level at the end meeting the lower level and than turning the corner and building a second ramp up to the..
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. This problem is one reason many decks are not built on slopes
The decking should slope away from the house at a fall of 1:100 and so you need to drop the deck by 10mm for every 1 metre of the deck. So if your deck was 3 metres you would need it to be lower by 30mm at the end furthest away from the house. lay landscaping fabric. Any vegetation or trees / shrubs should be cleared..