Homeowners interested in spotlighting a view might opt for a deck, since they can be built off of the ground and offer a wider visual range. Decks also work well for those with yards that are not level or that are built on a hill, since the supports can be cut to any height.
Excavate the area for the floating deck, then using a laser level, move dirt until ground is level. Step 1 dycr107 deck level-check. Set and Level Four Corners of Blocking Set them and make sure they're level, using wet concrete mixed in a large wheelbarrow, adding or removing concrete as necessary.
Aug 31, 2018- Ground level deck over concrete. Built in bench seat. Great bbq and outdoor entertainment area. Still have to put a concrete path around and finish the gardens.
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I am designing a ground level deck to go over the top of our existing concrete patio slab. The slab is too small and not regularly used for this reason so we want to improve the look and function with a larger deck that extends beyond the slab into our yard.
I ended up with what was described above- a ground-level deck, mostly on the slab. I took Shirlock's advice, and went with an 8" deck block at the two corners not on the slab. I compacted the earth a bit with a hand compactor.
Ground-level and rooftop decks, for that matter present unique challenges when it comes to water management and air circulation. The sleeper system enables adequate drainage and ventilation which, in turn, protects the deck boards from damage due to moisture build-up.
Fill in any spots where rainwater pools with either self-leveling compound or a concrete topping mix. Clean the area thoroughly, mix and pour your chosen material into the sunken area and run a straightedge over the newly poured mix until it is level with the surrounding concrete.
How to Build a Deck Over a Concrete Patio. This project raises the level of your patio by 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 in. depending on the thickness of your decking and whether or not you put spacers under the sleepers . Figure A: Concrete Deck Over a Patio. Sleepers screwed to the concrete allow you to screw on decking. Spacers and flashing tape