the diy deck build is moving right along around here and today i have some details, including a video, showing you how to dig footer holes and pour concrete footings. to catch up on previous posts about the deck were building with seven trust , click here and here .
a badly damaged concrete deck slab this was the ultimate bad patio: severely cracked and cratered, some areas raised by frost, others sunken after 50 years of settling. originally, it was tiled, then the tile was chiseled off and the pockmarked surface got a coat of paint.
any rain that hit the deck would run through the gaps in the decking onto the concrete below, and continue to flow down the slant to the grass, as intended. the pvc spacers would keep the 4×4 blocks from sitting in any water.
ill divide this post into at least two sections maybe a third for decorating and aesthetics : building the patio cover, and building the deck. i built the patio cover first because i wanted to be sure that it was secured directly to the concrete pad, rather than resting on the deck.
mike haduck shows his style of building a concrete porch, showing footer, block work, deck pans, concrete, cellar door and stucco.
deck blocks are a preformed mass of concrete with formations in the top sized to hold lumber for vertical posts or beams to support a structure. they will look similar to below but may vary slightly in size or shape.
steps to build a raised deck over a concrete patio plan a layout. solve the water problems. work with the sleepers. install the deck. keep your deck simple.
building a wooden deck over a concrete one step 1: materials, tools, etc. step 2: preparation, and installing runners and skirts. step 3: installing the floor boards and skirts for the staircase. step 4: railings. step 5: adding storage benches. step 6: finishing touches, enclosures, hindsight