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Old 11-03-2014, 01:06 PM   #1
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Help with a 1st floor under deck drainage system


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First time posting to this forum. I recently started to DIY around my condo and it's really fun and rewarding. After I refinished my deck, my dad loved the result he asked me to help him with his. So when to his house, I saw alot of water pooled underneath a section of the deck, I will post a link to pictures on a reply to this post, since I can't post a link right now.

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Ok so first thing, Alot of the boards are rotted out, so we're just going to replace them all. My main concern is, underneat the deck is just dirt/soil/mud/clay--which is bad because it pools water underneath the deck. That allows for mosquitos to breed and rotting out the posts.

I've researched alot of under the deck drainage systems, but it looks easy to install for 2nd floor decks. For 1st floor decks, what do you all recommend is this easiest way to divert water from under the deck to yard so it wont collect underneath?

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Old 11-03-2014, 01:11 PM   #2
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How close to the ground is this deck?
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How close to the ground is this deck?

I think there's about 12"-18 " clearance
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Proper grading and a gutter over that area should do it.
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Proper grading, silt screen some #57 stone and a gutter over that area on the roof should do it.
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Proper grading, silt screen then some #57 stone and a gutter over that area on the roof should do it.
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Water runs down hill.

While you have the deck boards off, put some more dirt under the deck until it is higher than the surrounding yard. The water will now run out into the yard and not pool under the deck anymore.
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