decks are popular backyard features, but they also make for dramatic front entries. instead of removing those concrete front steps, save some time by building a wood deck over and around them.
replacing the concrete deck with wood could have been done in one of two ways: completely demolish the concrete porch and build a 100% wooden one in its place, or use the concrete as a base and just add wood on top of it. since our concrete was in good condition and would offer a solid base we decided to keep it and just cover it all with wood.
luckily, we’ve got some great outdoor flooring ideas over concrete, starting with building a deck a slab with this much damage can’t be fixed. but it can be covered up—and this article will show you how. the results look just like a deck, but getting them is much easier and less expensive than building a deck from scratch.
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finishing up. the 1″ by 6″ treated pine deck boards on the bottom step had to be cut to fit around the bottom railing beam.. after the wood risers and treads were all screwed in, we finished the outsides with the same plytanium siding panel that we used for the porch skirting. we cut it into the same shape as the stringers, except extended it all the way to the ground.
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you can build a raised deck over concrete base in two ways. one is to demolish your concrete patio completely and then build a wooden one as the replacement of concrete base. or you can use the slab as the base of the deck and use wood as the top of this deck. for a good conditioned concrete base, building a raised deck is easy.
a concrete stoop with steps can be a formidable obstacle when trying to build a deck. a massive concrete stoop will be difficult to remove. most of the time you will need to break the concrete apart using a sledge hammer or jack hammer and haul the debris away. some builders choose to build over the stoop instead.
in this video, this old house general contractor tom silva explains how to deck over a concrete stoop. steps: 1. cut pvc trim boards to wrap around stoop using circular saw. 2. counterbore holes in pvc trim with ½-inch-diameter spade bit. 3. apply foam adhesive to back of trim. 4.
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in this guide, we’ll provide you with basic instructions to help install a composite deck over concrete. step 1: set up a sleeper system. to install a composite deck over concrete, you’re going to need a sleeper system. a sleeper system is a substructure made up of joists that sits on the surface of the concrete below the decking.
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like the added space to store stuff like wood, boxes, etc., up there.thanks planning to put a roof over a deck i am currently installing a deck landing for a front entrance with stairs . deck rough measure is 9ft x 8ft. i
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another common landing is a concrete pad. for this deck, the landing will be a pad on top of a 4-inch layer of gravel extending beyond the steps about 36 inches. check your local code to be sure of specific requirements for your area. for step-by-step instructions on building a concrete pad landing, take a look at how to build a concrete pad.
when attaching stair stringers, use a level to d two plumb lines to mark the left and right positions for the skirts and horizontal lines to mark the top tread lo ion. tack the skirts to the rim with 3-in. deck screws. then screw through the back of the deck rim into the skirts with three more deck screws.
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the big picture goal here is that i’ll be covering my existing concrete front porch with wood so that i can stain it and it will look like a traditional wood front porch. but you can’t just put wood porch/deck boards directly onto concrete. first, you have to attach risers/sleepers to the concrete and then the porch boards can be screwed to
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concretesteps may serve their purpose, but they are not the most attractive looking steps. you can spice up their appearance by adding some wood planks on top of them. the layer of wood you place over the top of the concrete steps can also make them stronger.
floating decks installed above the ground floor add to the curb appeal of multi-story facilities. they are ideal for apartment complexes that feature outdoor living space. floating decks capture the eye of onlookers and can be built to complement your property’s existing design. 3 you can build a floating deck over concrete on your own
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did a similar project with my son-in-law. he had a small concrete porch with six concrete stairs. all cracked and spalling. covered the porch useing your method but extended it across the front of the house. sunk posts for support and attached railings. built stringers for stairs matching existing stair run and used them to anchor stair treads.
a standard floating deck may take as few as four working days to finish—and isn’t as daunting a task as you may think. take note of these deck-building basics before you get started. gap like a pro. proper gapping is necessary for water drainage and expansion and contraction, and also allows for shrinkage associated with wood joist systems.
covering a concrete porch with wood provides a warmer, cozier feel. it is also a good way to cover up peeling paint, slight chipping and discolored concrete. whatever your reasons, adding a wood floor to your concrete porch is a fairly simple operation.
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but the nutshell version is that i’m building a wood porch over my existing concrete front porch. so to do that, i had to install wood risers using pressure treated 2 x 4’s rated for ground contact ripped to the correct height to level the final porch floor , attached to the concrete with exterior construction adhesive and concrete screws.
these stairs were in bad shape and were supposed to get demolished & replaced with a new set of concrete stairs. until the owners got the final quote on what it would cost to replace the entire set of stairs and some of the frost wall you see in the background.. my company, day's concrete floors, inc. was called in to see if we could overlay the stairs and make them look new again.
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if like us, you have an old concrete stoop that has more than seen better days, rather than going through the hassle of tearing it out, why not give it a facelift? from concrete stains and epoxy coatings to a variety of enclosures, there are several ways to go about this. we chose a composite decking surround as we liked the low-maintenance factor and wood look.
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could feel the warmth and age of the wood; he went slowly down the stairs and wondered at the veined cold marble that
building a wooden deck over a concrete one: so we've had this very sturdy but extremely plain looking concrete porch in the back of the house, and we've always wanted to make it warmer and more inviting. the obvious solution, to us, was to replace it with a wooden one. wood is by far warmer
but there are substrate systems that can be used over wood joist framing to lay paver stones right on top. here is a deck construction project - based on a couple jobs - that show the steps of how to use the silca system to install stone deck pavers over a traditional wood frame deck. the project ds images from several projects to show.
yes pavers can be installed on top of an existing concrete deck, even if the deck is cracked. pavers are installed over sand, therefore the new deck will absorb small shifts without cracking the pavers. the renovation coping piece has a drop-down face that will cover the old coping, so you don't have to remove the old coping, just cut it back. the reno coping is then install over mud right on
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this creates a continuous look over all horizontal areas, which typically can only be offered over masonry substrates. with our deck construction process, we were able to save the homeowners thousands of dollars. the process the project began with a deck contractor removing the existing concrete steps, landing and bluestone sidewalk.
one of the easiest ways to attach deck stair footings to concrete is through the base plate. as mentioned above, the base plate is the horizontal piece of wood, usually a 2×4, that connects the stringers at the base of the stairs.
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installing deck flooring on a cement patio. my husband harrison and i have wanted to change out our patio floor since the day we bought the house. ripping up concrete and building a deck seemed like a daunting and expensive task, so when we saw newtechwood deck-a-floor, we thought it would be absolutely perfect for our space. within a day, our
item unit cost quantity line cost; 1. stairway: douglas fir stringers 3 ; pine step 36" wide x 12" deep and riser boards 7-1/2" tall ; common nails and stainless steel fasteners. $25: per stair: 6: $152: 2. handrail: 7' long with balusters, pine lumber, common nails and stainless steel fasteners. $39: per foot: 7: $273: 3. concrete footing: 3 cu.ft. 36" long x 12" deep x 12" wide mixed
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pros: wood decking is a great way to update an existing concrete or brick patio because it can be constructed right on top. it’s also the material of choice for building stairs and decks
stair stringers should always land on a level and well-drained surface. if you are landing on a concrete pad or a patio, this should not be a problem. however, if you are landing on the yard, you may want to install paver blocks or fill the area with compacted gravel to promote drainage.
installing a ground-level deck over concrete patio. courtesy seven trust decking. pressure treated wood and recycled plastic lumber are both considered excellent choices for durable sleepers. the sleepers should be fastened in place for stability. the screws/nails must penetrate the concrete by one inch or more.
yes, it is possible to stain over the existing stain on a deck. it is recommended to do this at least once every 5-15 years, depending on how worn your deck is. however, there are some important steps you must take to ensure the job is done correctly.
concrete landings make for stronger deck stairs. a concrete landing for your deck stairs will always result in a stronger stairwell. by installing a concrete landing, you not only provide a very strong base for the bottom of the stairs, but you also help to reduce the load requirement for a posts pr beams that are attached to stringers on the stairs.
if no concrete pier is used, the post should bear on the footing and stringers should bear on 2x4 blocking fastened to 4x4 posts with 8x3-1/2" screws or 16d nails. concrete slab or patio landings. if the stairs are resting on a concrete slab or a patio then the slab or patio should also be built with a similar foundation to resist frost movement.
putting wood over existing concrete stoops and stairs is common in my area. obviously, tearing out the existing and putting in a real porch is the right work to approach the work. but, given that you aren't interested in doing it that way, you would still need to support the additional porch width so likely you would need to pour piers on each
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most elevated decks have vertical wood posts that rest on top of concrete piers or extend down into concrete-filled holes. either way, inspect the condition of the concrete to make sure it hasn’t cracked in half or begun to crumble and disintegrate. unsafe stairs. if your deck has a staircase or set of steps, you must check each component
how to install indoor/outdoor carpeting on a wood deck. wood decks are ideal for summer entertaining or for simply lounging outdoors. however, they are sometimes slippery when wet and the sun can
like deck stair guards, deck stair handrails share the same requirements as for interior stairs, including requirements for a graspable shape and termination in a post or a return. this means that very few deck handrails comply with code or best practices, including those with typical 2x4 and 5/4 rail caps.
if the existing deck surface is slightly uneven, 1/16” rubber shims can be used to make minor height adjustments. just like interlocking wood tiles, structural wood tiles will fade and turn to a silvery grey over time. for more information about structural wood deck tiles, see here.
fastening a ledger to concrete: the ledger is not only the structural connection between the deck and the house; it’s also what establishes the overall height and levelness of the entire deck frame. on this project, the 2×10 joists of the main deck frame sit just about even with the top of the foundation, and a landing framed with 2x8s sits atop the main frame, serving as a transition point
spread the liquid mix over the existing concrete. dump it all out onto the existing concrete, then begin spreading it around using a hand trowel or paver. press down hard on the concrete to work the liquid mix into any cracks as you smooth out the scratch coat layer. the layer of wet concrete doesn’t need to be thick.
building a wood deck over existing in-ground concrete pool deck my wife and i have an existing typical concrete in-ground pool deck, which is pretty dull. i would like to use it as a base for a wooden deck that will match the existing wooden deck attached to the house.
covering an existing concrete porch with wood - part 1 covering an existing concrete porch with wood – part 1. but you can’t just put wood porch/deck boards directly onto concrete. first you have to attach risers/sleepers to the concrete and then the porch boards can be screwed to the risers. over the 70 years since the concrete porch was poured the porch has moved and sunk a