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okfran

08:56PM | 10/19/03
Member Since: 10/18/03
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Have a large concrete slab patio.

Want a wood one but do not want to remove concrete.

I've seen a wood deck built atop a concrete deck, joist simply attached to concrete etc.

I thought this was a bad idea - wood rot etc, but was told that because the wood was treated that it was all ok.

Can a wood deck be built on top of concrete. If so, is there a barrier that needs to be placed over concrete first? Is there a special type of wood that is used.

Was also told that the type of wood used in the one I saw was no longer available in our area because of the arsenic content of the preservative. Is there another type of treated wood that can be used?

Thanks

Jeri

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