Building A Floating Deck Next To House
Floating deck plan and layout.
Building a floating deck next to house. You can build a deck that s attached to your home using a ledger board or a floating freestanding deck. Planning a floating deck before beginning. Build the deck frame. They don t require frost depth footings and don t need handrails because they are so close to the ground.
Lots of people have already benefited from this video. Always use pressure treated lumber to build a floating deck frame. Deciding on which to build will depend different factors. Light pole planters hey there.
The plan for this deck is to use paver base and concrete deck blocks for the foundation. Because a floating deck is ground level repairing and maintaining them is easy. There are pros and cons to both types. Because you are attaching the deck to a house or a structure for support you.
I was a little surprised. Best wood for building a floating deck. If you are connecting the deck to the house you will more than likely need to pour concrete footings that will extend beyond the frost line to prevent the deck from heaving up with a frost. Build a floating wood deck.
I was given a copy of general codes nothing deck specific. Clear explanation of parts and steps from scratch to the final completed deck. Less lumber and concrete are needed. While a floating deck might be next to a building it may also be a standalone structure in the middle of your yard.
Clear the ground where the deck will be installed removing grass and all other organic material as needed. Frame waterproofingpart 3. Set the concrete blocks. Prepare the deck area.
The required depth of your footing is determined by your local code. I m building a floating deck in my back yard. A ground level deck sometimes referred to as a floating deck or platform deck is so called because unlike conventional decks a ground level deck is not attached to a home or building. I was checking on a getting a copy of a building code for a deck.
Position the deck frame. I ve gotten started on my new floating deck also sometimes. Maybe that explains one deck i know of in this area about 15 high by 30 wide built with 4x4 posts with no intermediate posts under it just open. And if you want to move a floating deck just lift it up and relocate to a new spot.
This is the very first post of this series but you will be able to catch the whole thing start to finish right here. Creating the deck foundation.