ground prep under deck

watch this video before building decks near ground level watch this video before building decks near ground level - construction if i had a dollar for every time i came across a wooden deck that was built to close to the ground, i would probably

vapor barrier under deck? - general discussion have a plastic liner on the ground to shed any water that got under there. perhaps add a fan to increase air flow. basically just keep the air space under the deck drier than it normally would be. best case scenario with decks of this type is to coat all sides of the boards before install.

deck building - preparing deck site before building so here is a checklist for preparing your deck site: layout the shape of the deck with a hose or string and remove any sod. if you have a second storey deck you may not wish to do this or if the deck is 5 feet or higher. your choice. ensure there are no underground services in the area where you will be digging.

how to prevent mud under the deck home guides sf gate when a deck is built high above the ground, the space underneath can provide storage or a shaded area to be landscaped into a relaxing retreat, complete with a garden hammock. decks built only a

deck building ground level - ask the builder deck building ground level deck construction outdoor text: tim carter. dear tim: i have a problem. i want to build a deck close to the ground. in some places the joists will actually touch the soil. i realize that the joists can't just rest on the ground. how do i support them? should i install a vapor barrier under the deck?

installing a ground-level deck - natural handyman planning, preparation, and execution. ground-level wood decks are typically not ground-level they rest on or slightly under the ground and are a 'step up'. by constructing the frame from non-rotting pressure treated lumber, you don't have to worry about this deck ever needing repair due to mildew or fungus invasion

why should you put gravel under a deck? hunker why should you put gravel under a deck? the elements can impact and diminish the deck's quality over time if care is not also applied when preparing the deck site. certain ground coverings are better suited for use with decks than others. by creating an account you agree to the hunker

did i do the right thing putting small stones under my deck? did i do the right thing putting small stones under my deck? ask question why the old deck became bad and neighbor's deck was fine? could it be due to watering issue underneath the deck causing the ground soft and old deck sank? not seeing any leakage sign at the walkout-basement, but i somehow wanted to do some improvement to keep water

how to landscape under a deck hunker the space under a deck can typically lead to several issues. first, the overall appearance can be detrimental if the area underneath is not landscaped properly. weeds can grow and thrive and the area can begin to look very untamed. secondly, erosion can often occur under decks and can lead to issues with basement leaks and water problems.

ground rules for grade-level decks professional deck under-deck prep. since moisture is a main issue for grade-level deck framing and metal-hardware durability, it makes sense to address what you can before you cover an area. begin by sloping the earth away from the building and out from under the deck, to create positive drainage.

deck building advice, how to prepare the ground under the i am planning on building a deck in the next few weeks but i am not sure what to do to prepare the ground. the deck will be resting on deck blocks which are concrete foundations desgined for a deck. with the deck being so low to the ground i want to do something to remove the weed/grass and keep them down.

subgrades and subbases for concrete slabs - the concrete network subgrades and subbases for concrete slabs base or base course this is the layer of material on top of the subbase and directly under the slab; proper function and use of the vibratory plate compactor tool for preparing the concrete subgrade before placing the concrete.

what to put under an above ground pool during installation what to put under an above ground pool during installation. one of the biggest concerns or questions for any above ground pool purchaser is what should i put underneath the pool liner during installation? this is a good question and the answers may surprise you.

should i put black plastic down under the new deck i am should i put black plastic down under the new deck i am about to build? my contractor has advised me to do this, but i feel like it will create a year round 'wet' area beneath the new deck. i am going to kill the grass with something like 'roundup' only stronger, but i just don't think the plastic is a good idea.

does anything need to be done to prep the ground before does anything need to be done to prep the ground before building a low height deck? the question can i build a deck this low to the ground? addresses the concern of having wood sitting so close to the ground, but my concern is more about what will actually happen under the deck. could i have any problem with creatures or fungus or something

ground cover under the deck - jul 26, 2009 rating: covering ground underneath a deck by: editor - rich bergman using wood chips as ground cover under your deck might be fine in a drier climate but i would be concerned that with the moisture you describe and the lack of light you might be creating a great breeding ground for mold and fungi.

how to keep animals out of your deck - critter ridder texas youre not the only one. this is a common place for wild animals to seek shelter or build a nest. in order to keep animals out of your deck, follow our guidelines below. the prep work. before you do any work closing off points of entry, make sure there arent any animals currently living under your deck or you might lock them in