Building A Floating Deck
They are also a great idea for larger yards that have room for an additional seating space.
Building a floating deck. While a floating deck might be next to a building it may also be a standalone structure in the middle of your yard. Set the four corners for the deck. Determine how large you want your floating deck to be. In the steps outlined in this diy floating deck example we reference a deck situated on concrete blocks which raises the deck for ventilation.
Floating decks are also called ground level decks because they typically hug the ground. This is the line. The area where i was laying out the blocks was mostly level. Measuring 2 feet from corners spray paint a straight line down the short portion of the deck.
Space four interior. How to build a floating deck. General rules for grade level floating decks. You don t need a shop full of tools to build a deck.
Clear a flat area. Use stakes and string to mark off the. This is by no mean a new instructable it was done before by timbtodd. First and foremost always check your local codes and pull permits if required.
Often the posts supporting them are not visible giving the deck its floating appearance. In fact floating decks or decks that are set away from a structure are a great design feature to break up a boxy or boring yard. Build a floating deck step 1. Measure out the size of your deck in your yard.
Decks don t always have to be attached to the house to give you an effective place to gather and entertain. Step 3 measure and mark. While you can build one on concrete pavers or over an existing level patio perhaps the soundest way to support a floating deck is with pre made concrete deck blocks that have notched tops designed. Measure out the space in your yard.
How to build a floating deck step 1. Step 2 mark off area for deck. Build the deck frame. The main area of my deck is just a little bigger than a 12 foot by 8 foot rectangle.
Since this is a free standing deck and less than 36 off the ground our local code did not require a permit. Digging about 6 inches into the ground create holes for the blocks so you. While a floating deck may appear to float above the grass this style of deck is actually built on a bed of gravel or on concrete blocks for stability. Arrange 21 concrete deck blocks in a rectangle creating seven rows of three blocks each.
Clear the ground where the deck will be installed removing grass and all other organic material. The advantage of a floating deck is that it is possible to be moved to any location in the yard. Pure coincidence or maybe not. The deck that we built is 12 x12 and is supported by concrete deck piers.