Building A Floating Deck Next To House
Planning a floating deck before beginning.
Building a floating deck next to house. This post or post series rather has been a long time coming. The required depth of your footing is determined by your local code. Lots of people have already benefited from this video. I was given a copy of general codes nothing deck specific.
Build a floating wood deck. Set the concrete blocks. Highest part is about 3 feet. The plan for this deck is to use paver base and concrete deck blocks for the foundation.
Clear the ground where the deck will be installed removing grass and all other organic material as needed. Light pole planters hey there. Because you are attaching the deck to a house or a structure for support you. Always use pressure treated lumber to build a floating deck frame.
I m building a floating deck in my back yard. Best wood for building a floating deck. Clear explanation of parts and steps from scratch to the final completed deck. Because a floating deck is ground level repairing and maintaining them is easy.
And if you want to move a floating deck just lift it up and relocate to a new spot. I was a little surprised. You can build a deck that s attached to your home using a ledger board or a floating freestanding deck. I was checking on a getting a copy of a building code for a deck.
Creating the deck foundation. 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. Prepare the deck area.
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. 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. 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. There are pros and cons to both types.
Build the deck frame. I ve gotten started on my new floating deck also sometimes. Deciding on which to build will depend different factors. In the location we re building this floating deck because it s not attached to the house and will be.
Floating deck plan and layout. Position the deck frame.