What Is A Floating Deck?
How To Build Your Float Deck
Building Codes And Regulations
Prepare The Space
Set The Concrete Blocks
When building a floating deck, it is important to use concrete deck blocks as they create greater stability for the structure and improve ventilation. To ensure a stable structure, you’ll want to take into consideration the size of your floating deck and space the blocks at regular intervals in both a horizontal and vertical direction.
Use a level to ensure every deck block is at the same height as one another. These blocks will form your deck’s foundation and will need to be even. By following these tips, you can be sure to set your concrete deck blocks properly and create a sturdy foundation for your floating deck.
Place Your Deck Frame
Install Your Float Deck
To get started, simply measure all of the boards and trim them as needed so they’re even. Next, align one board along the edge of the deck frame and attach it with screws. Continue adding deck boards and fasten them with deck screws, leaving about ¼ inch in between to allow for air circulation.
Once all of the deckings is in place, you can finish your floating deck by staining or sealing it for protection against the elements if you’ve chosen natural wood. If you’ve chosen plastic or composite decking, you won’t need to use a sealant. In just a few hours, you’ll have created a beautiful and functional outdoor space that will be the envy of your neighborhood.
Floating Deck Building Tips
So, if you’re thinking about adding a deck to your backyard this summer, floating decks are definitely worth considering. If you need help getting started, feel free to get in touch with us – we would be more than happy to walk you through the process!