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Old 07-09-2015, 07:55 PM   #1
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I was approached to build a 13' x 15' deck basically at ground level, or a step up. Being in Northern Illinois I planned on piers and the whole deal, but then I had the idea of over killing it and setting it on several large pavers. Is that a terrible idea? It will be in the middle of the yard, 8" above grade.
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:04 PM   #2
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Ah...what?


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I think he wants to build a deck and use pavers instead if piers.

I think your gonna have some airflow issues either way (if I'm reading it right). Maybe best to do a patio?
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I think he wan't to set the deck on blocks instead of pour piers.
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:03 PM   #6
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13 x 15' , 12 piers, flush framed with 2x6, 8'' above grade.

What's the problem ?

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I would use 1 big pier, a concrete patio
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If deck surface will be 8" above grade I say too low for a deck. 2x8 would put you 3/4" from the ground, not the greatest. 2x6 put you 2 3/4 but you're framing a deck with 2x6, even worse
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If deck surface will be 8" above grade I say too low for a deck. 2x8 would put you 3/4" from the ground, not the greatest. 2x6 put you 2 3/4 but you're framing a deck with 2x6, even worse
It depends on the span. I do it on every manufactured home I build, with zero bounce. Approved by the state of Cali. Not to mention they sit on 4x6 girders.
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It has everything to do with the span, not the width of the framing material.

Moisture Shield has no ventilation requirements far as ground clearance goes it can be installed in the water if ya want.

Low level decks are money makers for Me.

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Hey Cali, how are those temp. railings blocking the patio doors being held on?
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Hey Cali, how are those temp. railings blocking the patio doors being held on?
They were screwed on. The manufacturer put those on
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why not just buy a few more pavers and call it a day?
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If deck surface will be 8" above grade I say too low for a deck. 2x8 would put you 3/4" from the ground, not the greatest. 2x6 put you 2 3/4 but you're framing a deck with 2x6, even worse
Nothing wrong with 2x6' framing done the right way.
Most everything down this way is ground/grade level.
A different world, maybe, to many people.

Then we can get into the people that want the deck level flush with the small crete patio right outside their door....
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did a deck about that high off the ground recently .created a real nice space. i put in a ton of small concrete piers . but it seems like a bunch of pavers would work fine .there is that issue with air .gap the boards wider ,3/8 might be nice. the 2x6 joice seem better then 2x8 allowing some potential drying out with the little bit of space between joice and ground

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