an old, cracked, partially sunken concrete patio can be an eyesore if not a safety hazard. demolishing it and replacing it with new poured concrete is an economical but extremely labor-intensive process. find the high point of your patio by a laying a flat board across the patio where you plan to install your sleepers. the sleepers can
build a raised patio with brick pavers use a long strht piece of wood and a level to make sure the bottom of the trench is level. step 4 - damp proof the area. line the trench with a waterproof membrane and carry it over onto the patio area. put 4 to 6 inches of concrete into the trench on top of the membrane and level it. pour enough
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painting wood in raised garden bed by: megan if you're putting a raised bed on concrete, make it around 40 cm 16' deep if you can, and either put drainage pipes from the base to where you'd like any water to go to, or just let it drain onto the ground if suitable.
you can build a raised deck over concrete base in two ways. one is to demolish your concrete patio completely and then build a wooden one as the replacement of concrete base. or you can use the slab as the base of the deck and use wood as the top of this deck. for a good conditioned concrete base, building a raised deck is easy.
i am about to install a raised deck over an existing patio of 600mm x 600mm concrete slabs. i am using 100mm x 100mm posts at about 1m spacing to support 150mm x 50mm joists at 300mm spacing. the deck 4.4m x 3.25m will be fixed to two walls of the house.
gardening on concrete with raised beds and patio containers. april 21, once thats completed, install your bed on the ground and set a level on top of one of the long sides. have a few small blocks or wedges ready, then lift the end needed to bring the bed to perfect level, and slip a wedge under to block it in place. wood natural
its incredibly durable and, best of all, easy to maintain. plus, you can install seven trust decking easily over a concrete patio to create what is called a 'floating deck' or on a rooftop space provided you include a sleeper system.
covering an existing concrete porch with wood part 1 but you cant just put wood porch/deck boards directly onto concrete. first, you have to attach risers/sleepers to the concrete and then the porch boards can be screwed to the risers. how will the raised floor work with the front door? curious.
also, be absolutely sure that the concrete doesnt get damp because of exterior water problems. lay 6-mil polyethylene sheeting over the concrete to minimize moisture migration from the concrete up into the wood flooring. then fasten 3/4-in. treated plywood to the concrete with concrete screws spaced every 16 in. alternatively, screw rows of
heat-treated timber cladding - £80/m 2; tiles concrete can you install cladding by yourself? a competent diyer should have no problems fitting timber cladding themselves. this tends to be fitted to battens, screwed to the exterior of the home. pvcu systems can also be fitted on a diy basis, with some being a click and clip design that is
adding additional space to your concrete patio becomes a necessity if you need more room to entertain or relax. the wood forms may be removed. then simply wait an extra couple of days and the slab will be strong enough to be subjected to stress, and you can enjoy a long-lasting extension to your patio. how to install a concrete walkway
i would try to put some sort of barrier between the raised bed and the fence to keep the damp soil away from the fence and spoiling it. we have a similar concrete shed base that we have been using as our patio for years. we have troughs and planters on it along with our garden furniture and it works a treat.
decking over raised concrete patio. by troy reeb long beach, ca i understand that decking over concrete isn't a good idea due to rot. but, i can't imagine that someone hasn't figured out a way to frame and deck a concrete patio with lumber and have it last.
for most homeowners, a fire pit needs to have its own area where the flame can be enjoyed clear of the home and in a relaxing space. many homeowners looking to install a new fire pit often wonder if one can be installed on concrete. the answer is yes, a fire pit can be placed on concrete but there are things to consider.
by building a floating deck made with capped composite decking materials, you can swiftly transform a drab or dated concrete slab into a captivating living oasis for you and your guests. below are eight reasons to build a floating deck. 1 you can build a floating deck over concrete very quickly and easily
i am planning on building a raised concrete patio. i would like to build the perimeter of block and fill it with stone and then cap it in concrete to be finished with blue stone later. the patio will be about 3 ft off the ground and jogs in and out but basically 40 ft long and about 12 ft wide.