08:23PM | 01/09/06
Member Since: 01/09/06
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Okay. I need some help....I have a backyard patio directly off of my slab foundation ranch...the patio has extensive cracks throughout.....i'd like to build a flat deck over the patio using it as the foundation with several posts where the grass begins. I'm not sure how to start and if anyone has any ideas that would be great. Thanks.


10:22PM | 01/14/06
Member Since: 06/19/04
23 lifetime posts
You might try using a product call Dek-Block. I used them to build my floating pool deck. They are easy to use. If you use them, place them on your patio and grass as well. Do not just use them on the patio alone. Because if you use them in conjunction with post than part of the deck that are on the Dek-Block will rise 1/2 inch with ground heave and the part connected to the post will not. You also do not attach the deck to the house. The deck is supposed to float. You can see photos here at there you can view photos of the construction of the floating deck, and how the blocks are used.



04:45PM | 01/16/06
Member Since: 01/09/06
2 lifetime posts i dont' want the deck to more than 1 foot above the patio. Do they sell dekbloks which are shorter than the ones you used.?



11:10PM | 03/19/06
Member Since: 06/19/04
23 lifetime posts
The Deck Blocks I used are 6" distance from bottom of block to bottom of lumber slot.

You have two options for you deck over you patio. Dig up the patio and use the floating block methord or cement peris.

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