if youre just trying to buy a few years until a new deck can be built, some tubes of high-quality silicone caulk, and whatever other tricks it takes to divert water to the face of the ledger, can buy you some time. it all depends on what damage is already done.
im going to split up this tutorial into two parts, first the floating deck and then the pergola. throughout this entire build, i consulted with several structural engineers and one professional deck builder. we wanted to make sure that this deck and pergola were structurally sound, built to code, and built to last.
the whole project can be built in a couple of weekends, with another weekend for staining and painting. we built our pergola over an existing stone patio; that saved a lot of patio work. if youre planning to install a patio as part of your overall project, youll need to allow extra time.
how to install pergola posts. pergolas are instant gathering places and provide a beautiful boost to the exterior of your home. in order to build a pergola, of course, you will need to install the pergola posts. this article uses the post brackets that you have already installed and will show you how to mount your wood posts to those secure brackets.
pergolas and arbors can be built from a variety of materials. kits are available even in fiberglass figure 8 and aluminum. i tried out an aluminum pergola once. the brand i used was made out of a very thin aluminum; it was hard not to damage it during construction and my client wasn't happy after the first windstorm.
this stylish patio look is given to this outdoor after the styling of a multi-level wooden deck where the integrated lights, built-in benches, and appealing furniture usage is turning the whole environment to breathe. here another wonderful patio idea is bringing out for the embellishment of boring outdoors.