over the 70 years since the concrete porch was poured, the porch has moved and sunk a bit on the left side towards the front door and is no longer level. if you follow the white trim board at the bottom, its pretty obvious how unlevel the porch is.
steps to build a raised deck over a concrete patio plan a layout. solve the water problems. work with the sleepers. install the deck. keep your deck simple.
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whatever your reasons, adding a wood floor to your concrete porch is a fairly simple operation. the two most common wood flooring choices for porches are 5/4 treated decking and traditional tongue-and-groove floorboards. covering your concrete porch with wood provides a warmer feel.
decking. now you are ready to deck over the low-deck joist system as you would on any deck. layout the deck boards perpendicular to the joists. for synthetic decking, use a 16d nail to space the boards apart. for this low deck application you will probably not be able to use a hidden deck fastening system because there isnt adequate room.
from concrete stains and epoxy coatings to a variety of enclosures, there are several ways to go about this. we chose a composite decking surround as we liked the low-maintenance factor and wood look. newsletters. search. house tours. how to build a deck over an ugly cement stoop. by dabney frake. published: jul 27,
diy decking over concrete is one of our most frequently discussed topics and today wed like to highlight two options that make installing decking over concrete incredibly quick and easy and more importantly, diy friendly. our diy deckcell is the perfect solution for skipping the mess and working over these tricky surfaces. its simple to snap together similar to lego , letting you build a complete solid subframe for a fraction of the time and cost more traditional materials would require.
installing composite decking over a concrete porch. in most decks, two-by-fours arent acceptable to use as joists. theyre too thin, too flexible, and leave you with a bouncy deck surface.
finished front porch floor wood front porch built over existing concrete porch that was pretty strhtforward. i cut them to fit the joists, screwed them down with deckmate screws two screws at every joist , and used two paint sticks just the small paint sticks you get free from seven trust and placed one stick at each end between the boards to determine the spacing between the boards.
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