can i lay decking ontop of an exisiting patio ?? i want to put some decking down on top of my existing patio to raise the height of it . can i just bung the frame on top of the patio slabs or
suspended slab on metal deck. a quick and easier way to build suspended slab is to use metal deck if its accessible. this approach to concrete slab construction is very common in commercial construction. using metal deck as forms for cement slabs over garages is a great alternative to building forms with wood and/or scaffolds.
patio or deck which is best? of course, be achieved with one size of paving but because the individual paving slabs are much shorter than deck boards, paving will always look slightly fussier than decking. you can create more intricate patterns with paving and cleaner, simpler lines with decking another thing to consider
the deep profile allows a deeper and stronger pour of concrete therefore a higher slab depth is necessary, and very thick slabs can be achieved. as with all floor deck panels, the width allows for easy installation using male and female style receptor connections. the galvanized finish is in stock in 18 gauge in a 25 length 36 wide .
once youve determined your concrete slab has the required clearance, the real challenge is ensuring the frame is level so that the resulting deck is level. even a completely intact concrete slab is unlikely to have a perfectly even surface, so youll likely have dips and rises that will have to be evened out before you build the deck frame.
however, a concrete slab that is damaged severely cannot be fixed properly. so, the best solution to make the patio beautiful is to build a deck. it is also less expensive. you can do this yourself without calling a contractor. in this article, i am going to show you the easier way how to build a raised deck over a concrete patio.
lay an adjacent slab where planned on thicker mortar bed and tap down with the handle of a lump hammer until level with the first slab. and so on with rest of slabs. the more accurate you are with the spirit level the better the job will be. leave a bare area in the centre of the mortar bed for each slab as it will tamp down easier.
understanding how to properly specify metal deck is just one of the ways engineers and contractors can learn to work together on the same page. to see some other ways allegheny design services is serving contractors, check out some of our most recent projects. written by david simpson, p.e., secb, mba, president, principal engineer
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the slabs will stay wetter as a full patio area undef the decking than it would if no decking was there, and the bearers will help prevent the water from running off in the manner it did without any obstruction and with the sun. with every second slab removed the maximum pooling will be a total of one slab in any one place. one slab won't pool
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i'm building a deck that will be 180'' x 180'' when it is finished. my only issue is smack in the middle of it is a 120'' x 120'' cement slab. i want to cover the slab and have one continuous deck. the slab itself is about 7'' off the ground. can i put decking strait on the cement slab without any joists???