how to build a roof over existing patio: woodworking is an acquired skill that develops into an art and as with everything you seek to achieve in life, practice makes perfect. if you are interested in getting started with woodworking then there are some great products with great woodworking plans.
more front porch progress building a wood porch over an existing concrete porch oh, and by the way, i will be building new steps. the current steps will no longer work since the concrete steps are 5.5 inches high, and the last step onto the porch is now over 9 inches high. so the concrete steps will be torn out,
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.
awning/covered patio, i walk you through how to set the posts in concrete using concrete anchors and post brackets. how to set the header and all the rafters. then how to lay roofing paper, osb
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.
mortar setting bed. stone pavers are held in place using mortar. clean your patio surface with a hose or pressure washer to get the firmest grip from your mortar. determine the design and placement of each stone prior to laying your mortar. spread a 1/2-inch setting bed of mortar down over the existing patio.
the patio slab extends 4 in. beyond the foundation, and i want to keep the new walls in the same plane as the existing walls. but i have two small children, and im afraid that angling flashing over the 4-in. lip would be dangerous, not to mention unsightly.
building over an existing slab if you are building an overhead to cover an existing patio, you must first determine if local codes allow setting it directly on the slab and, if so, is the concrete thick enough to support the weight.
to lay new concrete, sweep and clean the old concrete, and saturate the old concrete with water. then, build a perimeter, or a wood brace, that is the same height as you want the concrete to be. make sure the braces are level, and lay down a barrier of wire mesh over the existing concrete inside of the barrier.
building a paver stone patio one approach is to get rid of the concrete patio slab and replace it with interlocking paver stones. to do this, you would need to break apart the existing concrete slab with a jack hammer. once you have removed all the concrete pieces you would need to prepare the soil for the paver stones.
small patio decorating ideas: a man, nail gun in hand, pauses as he builds a small deck over an existing concrete patio see more ideas for deck over concrete patio and beyond-pics-
option 2: building a sunroom on your existing or new deck. most existing decks are built with 8 inch piers. while these piers are adequate for a deck, an 8 inch pier usually cannot support additional concentrated loads. if the piers are not adequate, additional foundation supports will likely be needed.
all patios should slope away from the house, or in this case away from the existing patio, for proper drainage and to prevent rain from standing in low places on the patio. the slope should be at least 1/8 over one foot so if the patio is 8 long, the slope should be 1 from the back edge by the existing patio to the front.