deck turf is a dry lay; no extra adhesives are required. although the rolls themselves will conform to uneven ground, it's important to keep in mind that the under tiles are free floating. artificial turf brings a natural, comfortable look and feel to any patio.
i laid a deck over slabs but since i was raising it to meet a patio door two feet off the ground the extra height was a benefit my opinions are my own and do not represent those of the avforums or its associated websites.
these systems allow for movement and drainage. there are also systems designed for dry-laid pavers to be installed on decks, providing a similar look to a tile floor. new products are consistently being developed and brought to market, so its worth exploring if a tile deck is the look you are interested in.
lay an adjacent slab where planned on thicker mortar bed and tap down with the handle of a lump hammer until level with the first slab. and so on with rest of slabs. the more accurate you are with the spirit level the better the job will be. leave a bare area in the centre of the mortar bed for each slab as it will tamp down easier.
you can create this frame using a series of treated wood 2-by-4s. securely attached to the slab, the frame creates a stable platform for the deck that's easier to nail into than the concrete itself and flexes along with the concrete, keeping the composite decking from cracking should the slab shift.
my dog has dug my garden up it looks like i have moles and have barely any grass left. i was going to lay slabs but it is to expensive to get them fitted and i doubt my capability of laying them myself. i plan to kill off the grass underneath and flatten the soil then put down weed fabric under the decking. does anyone have any advice on this?
the bars are ro-composite floor system combines concrete slab and open-web joists a 5-man crew can install 10,000 square feet ..>> reinforced concrete slab systems on steel decks . reinforced concrete slab systems on steel decks decking can table ii composite slab loads for type of deck e r ecting steel deck.
the slabs will stay wetter as a full patio area undef the decking than it would if no decking was there, and the bearers will help prevent the water from running off in the manner it did without any obstruction and with the sun. with every second slab removed the maximum pooling will be a total of one slab in any one place. one slab won't pool water.
5 posts page 1 of 1 hello, i'm building a ground level deck and after having some mixed advice i'm not sure whether to lay the decking onto slabs positioned strategically around which themselves would be bedded on gravel or just cover the whole area with gravel and put the decking bearers straight on that.
make sure the patio is sound and allows adequate water run off otherwise the framework will sit in standing water. what i did was remove the slabs i didt actually need in between so the decking frame sat on a 4 x 4 array of paving slabs which was enough to support it but allow gaps in between for drainage.
how to install decking homebuilding and renovating 18 dec 2008 , decking can be installed on an easy diy basis. , decking really is a multipurpose outdoor surface. , lay weed-control fabric over the whole site to stop unwanted greenery from , the slabs provide a solid, load-spreading foundation for the deck and keep the wooden frame clear of the damp ground.
ensure that there are no large gaps between paving slabs, patio tiles or decking planks. anything larger than about half an inch risks causing sagging as the artificial grass is laid across it, particularly over time under footfall. if you do have gaps in your surface, youll need to fill them using a quick drying cement.
can you use deck tiles on soil - outdoor wpc floor . how to install decking - diy extra 9 jun 2014 decking is generally easier to install than paving, and can be used to hide a deck tiles can make it easier to create interesting patterns in the deck. lay the membrane over soil and cover with a layer of gravel to protect it.