Sorry, just posted in the General area, but this is probably the better sub-forum...I'm new
Hi guys, my name is Brian...just found this forum researching ideas for a planned deck, and I'm hoping I can get some good advise here.
In a nut shell, I have a boring ugly concrete patio in my backyard, and an even uglier, usless dirt/gravel, crap area as we call it, between my house and my beloved backyard.
We would like to put in a nice ground level deck to cover all that area up to our lanscaped yard which I put many many hours into
Using the pictures below for reference, I'd like to....
I will be either removing the patio cover or chopping the patio cover back halfway towards the house as it seems to close in the area not to mention the heigth clearance issus I will have with the added heigth of the deck
Build a deck that runs the span of my house(not the recessed garage area you can see) out to the landscaped area of my backyard.
I do not want to have to demo the concrete pad which is in really nice shape by the way. No cracks or damage.
The heigth of the sliding patio door and bedroom door is ~11", so this is the absolute max heigth of the finished deck.
I am thinking of maybe a floating deck. I originally was interested in the preformed concete pier that sit on the ground for over the patio, but my calculations using those puts my finished deck somewhere around 13"
The non cemented area is not level by any means, but that shouldnt be a problem.
I live in California so frost heave and such shouldnt be an issue as the ground doent freeze
Any ideas? Help? critisism, compliments, complaints???
Sorry to be so long winded, but I wanted to try and convey as much info as possible
Side shot of area
Looking out from patio(partial view)
Old shot looking back at patio