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hazky 04-29-2013 02:20 PM

Treated decking over concrete
Hey guys, I have a concrete porch on the front of my home and i would like to cover it with treated decking. Can the wood go directly over the concrete or should I use a space to raise it? if so what should I use for a spacer? Thanks for any help!

Windows on Wash 04-29-2013 03:08 PM

I can be laid directly overtop but I would always prefer to see a vented space and/or some sort of capillary break between the two.

stadry 04-29-2013 05:58 PM

me, too,,, what windows said :thumbsup: migvht also consider cutting some grooves in the conc to drain away any wtr that gets underneath

hotkarl 04-29-2013 08:46 PM

I'm about to do the same project. I'm going to build it a few inches above the concrete for a little breathing room.

rissa 04-29-2013 08:53 PM

i am doing this also- i have zero room to raise. i'm thinking about sealing the concrete with a concrete sealer- should i bother?

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