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Old 04-29-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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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!


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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.


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