12:20PM | 09/27/05
Member Since: 09/26/05
4 lifetime posts

Hi all,

Quick and hopefully easy questions maybe somebody can answer.

My porch deck is cement, but I want to build wood over top of it. I know direct wood on cement is not good. Does anyone have any suggestions about what I might use as a go between?

Any help much appreciated and thanks in advance :)



11:29AM | 09/28/05
Member Since: 09/24/04
128 lifetime posts

The best thing to do would be to create an airgap by raising the level of the deck slightly between the two surfaces. In the event this just isn't possible I would suggest just sealing the concrete with a good sealer before applying the wood. Subsequent sealings will need to be done between the wood planks as needed. Plastics or Tyvec materials will trap moisture underneath themselves eventually causing a premature demise to the concrete. Maybe someone has a better solution I don't know about.

Good luck, Hope this helps.

U.S.M.C. Semper Fi !!!


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