Deck preparation for flat deck


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Old 06-05-12, 05:29 PM
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Deck preparation for flat deck

Rookie Alert! I have a couple of questions

The deck will 6inches off the ground(at highest point)..
Should it be attached to foundation of the house or just flush?

Half of the area being covered is concrete, the other half is grass?

Any DOs and DONTs?

the deck is supposed to sit flush under the edge of the sliding glass door and back door.
Does the doorframe underneath the door need stay there(there is only concrete behind it) ? Hope that makes sense
Thanks for your time
Brian
 
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Old 06-05-12, 07:52 PM
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If it is to be attached to the house, and you have frost, you will have to dig footings. IF you do not attach it to the house, you can then just set it on piers or sleepers. The deck will move with the frost (keep that in mind with the door threshold) but should go back down when the frost leaves.

If you don't want the deck to move at all, pour footings.
 
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Old 06-06-12, 03:39 AM
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Since the deck will be that close to the ground - I'd consider using concrete instead of wood. Wood tends to rot when it can get wet and then take a long time to dry. With 6" being the high point that doesn't allow for much [maybe none] air circulation.
 
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Old 06-07-12, 06:36 AM
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You said 6" is the highest point, what's the lowest? As Mark said, you need airflow under a wood deck.
 
 

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