How to build a Floating Deck. First and foremost, always check your local codes and pull permits if required. Since this is a free standing deck and less than 36″ off the ground our local code did not require a permit.
For the pictured project, the pieces are spaced ?-inch apart. The deck guide will also allow you to align the spaces for pre-drilling holes. With 2?-inch deck screws, attach the beams to the frame. As you near the end, you can adjust the deck spacing so you end up with a 1?-inch overhang on the opposite side.
Building a covered deck next to your home can add a great deal to both its value and to your enjoyment of it. The deck shown above is just such a project, and while this article cannot give you specific plans, it can help with planning and building your own deck, complete with roof for those rainy days.
For decks within 12 inches of the ground, figure the concrete pier to carry the deck joist system with no intervening wood posts. Higher Decks. For decks that are more than a foot from the ground, concrete piers should extend 6 feet above ground or 12 feet for very wet or snowy climates.
The most common point of failure of a deck is the connection to your house. Building a freestanding deck eliminates this potential problem connection. Deck water damage. When building a deck attached to your house a board, called a ledger board, is attached to the the house to hold up one side of the deck.
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Above-ground pool decks are often built freestanding in this fashion. Some decks can't be attached directly to the house using ledger boards because of a house cantilever or a brick veneer. In other cases, such as stuccoed houses, many builders prefer to build a freestanding deck to avoid the mess and difficulty of cutting and flashing stucco.