how to build a deck: wood decking and deck railings now that the frame for your deck is complete, you can install the decking. this part of the deck project shows you how to install wood decking and deck railings.
building on an existing deck. where local building codes allow this practice, you can bolt a patio overheads posts directly to existing deck beams, joists, or other heavy structural members. or, you can lag-screw through post bases and decking into the top of a deck joist or beam. when bolting to the decks structure,
any place two elements come together, such as the deck platform and the exterior wall of your house, can cause trouble, as small debris builds up and traps water. for example, pine needles can build up between your deck and house and act like a sponge, trapping mold and mildew.
what to consider when adding a roof to a deck or patio. the best way to cover a deck or patio is by building a permanent roof over it thats attached to your home. while it may be more expensive than a temporary cover or awning, a roof will last longer and add value to your home. before attempting to construct a roof over your deck or patio,
bottom line, laying deck boards on top of your existing patio is not functional and is not a good idea. the clearance is far too low to have any kind of joist material below the decking boards. this means you will be laying decking boards literally on top of the concrete pad, resulting in potential problems.
option 3 - build your own screened porch on your existing deck or patio. all you need are columns, roof and then framing to accommodate your screens. just make sure your deck or patio is 1 in good repair and 2 is substantial enough to support a roof with snow if that is applicable to your area.
video 1: design a roof extension over an existing patio. existing patio is outside the dining room on the west side of the house. the patio is essentially unusable on a sunny afternoon in the summer. this video looks at a couple of design options, including attaching the roof ledger below that of the existing eaves and setting the patio roof atop the existing roof.
the project is almost finished when its time to lay the pavers. after all the hard work of prepping and laying the base, laying the pavers is easy. begin laying them at a 90 degree corner, preferably adjacent to the existing patio. work from the existing patio out, laying the pavers in straight lines in the sand.
build a vine-covered pergola in your backyard to shade a stone patio or wood deck using wood beams and lattice set on precast, classical-style columns. the dappled sunlight created by the overhead latticework creates a cool, relaxing environment perfect for backyard entertaining like standing in the shade of a tree on a hot summer day.
my existing patio is about 10 inches thick so it would be hard to remove so i plan to put a wood or composite deck on top. the new deck will extend past the cement by a few feet on both sides and the end so i plan to use standard deck piers for those sections.
generally itll boil down to what kind of deck or patio you have. if your patio is stone, you may want to invest in stone seating although wood can look good . likewise, if a wood patio, its pretty easy to incorporate built-in wood seating. as for shape and size, it really boils down to your deck/patio.
building a patio deck over concrete: time, money and tools. covering a patio with decking typically takes a weekend or two. this patio took much more timefive long days. thats partly because its a big one 14 x 28 ft. . the grid pattern formed with different-colored decking also added a few hours to the job.
turn a slab patio into a deck. decking laid over concrete must be raised from the surface of the concrete with 2x4 pressure-treated sleepers. snap chalk lines 16 inches on center on the surface of the slab to mark sleeper locations. install the 2x4s flat. fasten them with masonry nails or a powder-actuated tool. cut and install the decking.
enclosing your existing space with a porch enclosure can protect you from the elements and extend the use of your space. whether youre looking to simply screen in your existing space or add a room you can use year-round, patio enclosures has the perfect solution for you. types of patio and deck enclosures. screen rooms
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