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Old 03-28-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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Have a large patio in the back if my house (came with the house) but want a deck. Would you build over it or break up concrete? What's the first step? Thanks for any advice...

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Got a picture?
A deck will need footings so the deck would need to be bigger then the slab or the slab would have to be cut.

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how many steps (risers) from the house to the patio? is patio at ground level?

why do you want a deck instead of a patio?
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A deck will need footings so the deck would need to be bigger then the slab or the slab would have to be cut.
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Whats suitable for a slab is not permissible for footings.
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I will try to get you guys a photo....yeah, bc of the footings it would have to be bigger...it's a beautiful patio but I have always wanted a deck off the dining room (where I would put French doors). Like I said I'll see if I can figure out how to post a photo . Thanks.
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I would stick with patio. Decks are high maintenance But with this being said. It would look better to get patio out. Instead of building over it. Depending on how thick the concrete is you might want to get a bobcat with the jackhammer attachment. It would make short work of it. 1 hour or a whole day with hand held jackhammer.
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how many risers (steps) do you have down to the patio from the house?

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