building on an existing deck. where local building codes allow this practice, you can bolt a patio overheads posts directly to existing deck beams, joists, or other heavy structural members. or, you can lag-screw through post bases and decking into the top of a deck joist or beam. when bolting to the decks structure,
my existing patio is about 10 inches thick so it would be hard to remove so i plan to put a wood or composite deck on top. the new deck will extend past the cement by a few feet on both sides and the end so i plan to use standard deck piers for those sections.
no never the rubber will trap water in the wood below it thus deteriorate the deck even further. if the deck structure is still solid consider replacing just the deck boards that may be unsalvagable. once that is done stain the entire deck with sherwin williams superdeck deck and dock coating. it is similar to baer deck over but a much better
installing the composite planks. with the deck frame reinforced, you can install the composite planks with confidence. lay the planks tightly together and ensure that they are all evenly placed by checking them with a square. drill two screws side-by-side every 16 to 24 inches along each plank.
installing outdoor tile over a wood deck - options. by installing outdoor tile over wood deck surfaces, you can give your old wood deck a complete makeover. not only that, but you can actually protect your deck from further damage. before you move forward with installing outdoor tile over a wood deck, however, you need to consider a few things to make certain your deck is up for the job.
seven trust decks cannot be installed directly on existing wood planks, but we do have other options. if your deck is in desperate need of a makeover, but you dont want to start from scratch, you can replank your deck with seven trust capped wood composite decking .
i think this is a bad plan as you will be installing a 30 or 40 year decking product over joists that have 5 or 10 years of life left in them. especially once you pull all those existing decking nails and leave the existing joists pocked with water pockets that will accelerate rot.
over existing decking installation. the plastic tile spacers are being used to space the tile above the existing wood decking. the adhesive spots that are applied to the wood will have to be a little bigger to span the gap between the tile and deck. plastic tile spacers keep tile spaced above the existing deck so that water doesn't get trapped between tile and wood deck.
install the first deck board. if a single board will not span the width of the patio, cut it with a circular saw so that its end lands on the middle of a sleeper. take extra caution to ensure that the first course is aligned correctly because successive courses will run parallel to it.