i've built new sloped concrete decks over membranes before, with many years of trouble free use, but this is a renovation of a flat wood deck. this time, i'm thinking about putting a concrete surface on top of the existing cedar decking.
should i set deck post footings deeply or use concrete footings? ask question asked 5 years, 2 months ago. active 3 years, 3 months ago. viewed 29k times 2. i am building a deck. how about setting 6x6 p.t. posts down on a concrete footing at 4 feet deep the frost line here and fill with gravel and soil, and then let the posts run high for the
remove old deck and concrete patio and replace with stamped concrete patio. they use large rubber mats to create the look. a few days later, with the step in place they leveled off the rest of the patio with about 10 tons of crushed stone. then the cement truck arrived with same pre-colored concrete that was used on the step.
can i reuse the footings from my old deck for a new deck project? it really depends on how the existing footings were installed. if the deck was permitted and inspected by the local building department, we can assume that they were installed correctly.
i was going to build a free standing deck at the back of my house. the first set of footings would be 1'9' from the concrete basement/foundation for the house. the house is a new construction bui
digging holes and pouring concrete piers is hard work, but building the frame and laying the decking is strhtforward. quick links: required tools shopping list if you've always dreamed of building your own deck, but were hesitant to tackle such a large, complicated construction project, we've got some good news.
here we are finishing up our concrete footers by adding the bracket into the wet concrete. check out our full video on the concrete footers for building a deck. this is a 6x6 bracket for a 6x6 to
once the footings were poured and the deck construction started, we came in to install a vapor barrier and pour a slab underneath where the deck and steps would go. when this was completed, he was then able to finish the construction of the deck, stairs, and the roof over the deck.
after you demolish the old deck but before you start work on the new one, you'll need to make sure the wood on and in the house is still in good shape. water leaking around an old deck ledger can cause significant damage to the house framing. the existing house rim and the lower support walls need to be solid enough to support the multi-ton weight of a deck filled with people.
deck footings. learn everything you need to know about installing concrete footings to support your deck. we will teach you how to determine the code compliant size of your footings based on the soil type and tributary loads.
watch out: before you pour concrete into the sonno-tubes your local building inspector will probably require reinforcing re-bar in your deck piers and you may also want or even be required to set post anchor bolts into the pier tops as you pour the concrete.
the next consideration are the deck loads each footing is supporting. if the size of the footings is known, then the new deck design must not overload any existing footing. the addition of a roof or shading structure over the deck must also be considered.
building the perfect pool deck starting with the subgrade. these are triangular pieces of metal. one side gets bolted to the wall and the other side gets poured in with the foundation of the walls. they stick out 3 feet from the deck, spaced about every 4 feet, and are 5 inches down from the finished concrete height.