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It depends on climate, soil and possibly the water table. Some places you can get away with setting posts in concrete. In other areas, the water it traps next to the post creates a good area for fungus growth. Fungus is what causes wood to rot. When water can drain through the soil and move away
I would like to build a freestanding wood deck on an existing slab. I am wondering how to attach the 4x4 PT post to a slab. I can find plenty of info when pouring footings, but not much for a slab. It will be built under an existing porch and elevated 2', size 6' x 12'. Why would you want to build a deck over a slab? Concrete is forever.
How to Build a Deck Over a Concrete Patio. Badly damaged concrete deck slab. If you run sleepers parallel to the house and set them directly on the concrete, each sleeper will block runoff. But with spacers, water can run under the sleepers. Spacers allow for longer decking screws. We wanted to use Cortex screws, which come with cover
Re: Should Deck Posts Sunk In Concrete Or Above Ground? the connector in JonM's post or dig down, pour concrete pad at bottom of hole, then set post and fill/tamp-works in my area, may not be appropiate for you area.
Saddles for fence posts are dumb, I saw it once, makes a very weak fence. Put some gravel in the bottom of the fence post hole before you pour concrete in it if you're worried about it lasting a long time.
When a concrete slab is stressed by the post-tensioning method, it means the steel is being tensioned and the concrete is being compressed. Compression is a force that squeezes or crushes, and tension is a force that pulls something apart. This means that the deck forms can be removed and cycled up to the next placement as soon as it is
Its not that difficult to attach a wood handrail post to a concrete walk, patio or porch slab. Heres how. Reinforcing a Wood Post Set in Concrete video How to Build Wood Deck Handrails 7 Comments on How to Attach a Wood Post to Concrete You can follow comments to this article by subscribing to the RSS news feed with your
It does sound as if you are planning a second story deck or roof. Personnally, I do think a 6" slab would hold up a 6x6 post, just not a deck or roof. Good Luck, David
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How thick of a concrete slab would you pour? Will it work if I make the deck real stiff? Rebar? Concrete over deck? Bill, if you have access to stampcrete guys they can make it look just like groovy stone paving quick 'n easy. the porch roof will rip as it is supported outboard by posts sitting on the deck framing and inboard by a
How to Remove a Deck Post in Concrete Slab. I used the circular saw to cut around the 6×6 deck post, then sawed a wedge on the far side so it would fall into the backyard like felling a tree. I next drilled and set a 3/4 inch steel bolt in the post stump. The bolt didnt bend nor did the post budge, instead I locked up the jack. Time for
This Site Might Help You. RE: If concrete is poored around a pressure treated post, will it rot? I and 39;ve been told that you should poor the conrete first and then set the post on top.
If you are doing a wood deck and the ground is flat, why can you not just pour a concrete "slab", say 5" concrete with minimal grade beams and build the deck on top of the concrete. Shoot down 2x4 treated screeds and put your decking on top of the screeds.
I assume you can't go past the concrete to set posts in dirt? The only other option would be to set a line of beams ON the slab to rest your posts on. That way small shifts in the slab don't affect the deck above.
If you don't use that type of bracket, or you use a pin, set a small square of tarpaper/roofing felt/asphalt shingle on top of the concrete, under the post, to reduce water transport into the post from the concrete.