No this is not a recommended practice In many decking replacement jobs, joists end up being replaced, repaired or capped This is due to the common discovery of decay beneath the decking, usually where the fastener penetrated the joist When updating a deck with new decking, it s crucial that the old decking be

Oct , Replacing the concrete deck with wood could have been done in one of two ways completely demolish the concrete porch and build a wooden one in In our case we just had an old wood skirt that had been attached to the concrete sides with some bolts, and a simple railing attached to that skirt.

Is your old concrete patio an eyesore You can avoid the cost and mess of tearing it out by just screwing down wood sleepers and decking over it If you want a standard decking designall the deck boards running one directionall you need are rows of parallel sleepers If you want a more complicated decking pattern,

Apr , If I bought a by awning I would get all that coverage and it would cover my complete Alcove and my back door to the deck The difference I m a year old female and I live alone I could probably have one of my guy friends come over, and the two of us could probably install it together When I was

Mar , How to build a deck over an existing patio slab with low clearance Anything greater than that is a bonus If your tolerances are very tight, you can gain another inch of room by going with one of the synthetic decking types that measure only inch in thickness Left Feed the board from the control side

Mar , Depending on the size of your deck, you could save two or three days work by installing new decking boards directly over the old ones One important reason to avoid doing this is that the deck foundation may not be able to handle the extra weight Another reason is that the new decking raises the floor

Jan , I was wondering if I could build a new cedar deck directly on top of the existing one, and if so, what do I need to keep in mind Michael L A There are a couple of problems associated with adding new deck boards over old ones The primary concern is with the additional weight The old deck framing

Jun , Don t let your concrete steps prevent you from adding a front deck If your steps have a solid foundation and aren t crumbling, you can actually build your deck right over it Check out the video above for an explanation on scribing and framing your deck and the link below has more information on the

It occurs to me that I could put foot boards over top of the existing decking and have a seamless deck with the boards running in the short direction (perpendicular to the house) I d leave gaps between the boards for drainage I could even remove some ( , ) of the old boards to improve drainage if

We ll show you how to replace old decking with low maintenance composite materials and build a new floating landing at yard level that expands the deck in an attractive, practical Then cut and fit the × top caps, hanging them over both sides of the post in and screw them to the post tops with in deck screws.

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