Often asked: Decking Over Concrete?

Can you lay decking over concrete?

The good news is TimberTech® composite decking can be installed over concrete.

Can you put Trex decking over concrete?

Some may be wondering, “ Can you lay Trex composite decking over concrete?” Yes!

How do you lay decking on top of paving slabs?

Leave the slabs alone if they have a good fall, tack 100mm or 150mm dpc on bottom edge of bearers, fold up the sides and tack/staple. Stick the decking on top. The decking will rot as quick as the bearers, plus rats love living under decking. Either put new slabs down or clean the existing.

Can you screw decking straight to concrete?

Yes, you can lay or install composite decking on concrete if your want to.

What is cheaper concrete patio or deck?

Installing a patio flush to the ground can cost much less than a deck. At about $5 a square foot, concrete is usually the least expensive option. Patios are best suited for even ground and the cost of creating a level foundation is very high. Patios don’t require regular maintenance.

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What is a floating deck?

A floating deck, also called a free standing deck, is simply a deck that’s not attached to any structure, including (of course) your house. To understand how to build a floating deck, here are a few basics. As an independent structure, a floating deck has a few advantages over an attached deck.

What can I cover my concrete patio with?

You can ‘t turn back time on spalling or cracks, but you can cover them up with the right concrete repair products. For example, a layer of Quikrete’s Re-Cap Concrete Resurfacer will give your patio a smooth and wear-resistant finish with the look of freshly poured concrete, but with a shorter working and wait time.

Can you cover concrete porch with wood?

Covering your concrete porch with wood provides a warmer feel. 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.

How hard is it to install composite decking?

It’s Hard to Install It’s not hard to install. In fact, modern day composite decking is often very simple to install for someone familiar with deck installation. Composite can even be easier to install than most traditional wood decking due to how the boards are attached.

Can I put composite decking over existing wood deck?

You will have no problem installing composite decking boards on the deck, as most composite decks have wood foundations. For several reasons, though, it’s important to remove the old deck planks first.

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Should decking be laid level?

To achieve rain water “run off”, decking should be laid on a slight gradient of at least 1 in 80 (1.25%) in the direction of the long side of the boards in the grooves direction.

What direction should I lay my decking?

Whatever direction you lay them in.. put them with smooth side up. That way the water drains off easily rather than collecting in the grooves and growing all sorts of interesting slippy algae.

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