Can you put wood over cement?

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I have a horribly busted up patio. If I were to repair the cracks it would be horribly time consuming and expensive. Is it possible to just build a 'floating' wood deck to sit on it?
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  • A.r10044618 A.r10044618 on Nov 14, 2016
    geen probleem
  • Vicky Musser Vicky Musser on Nov 14, 2016
    I have read that you can put a deck over it. I think it was "The Family Handyman". Hope this helps
  • Cathy Spyrie Cathy Spyrie on Nov 15, 2016
    I had a similar experience. I had a ranch with the typical prebuilt 3 stairs to the doorway and there was NO way that was going away. Jackhammering was totally useless and a waste of money. We raised a sunporch over it and sunk proper footings to build upon. I imagine if you bring your deck out beyond the patio and use footings, y ou can do the same thing. Good luck!
  • Harriette Harvey Harriette Harvey on Nov 15, 2016
    Depends on lots of things. You can't put deck boards directly on concrete because if water gets to it there needs to be a way for water to drain. Always use pressure treated lumber or the composite deck boards for outdoor use.
  • Rocky Catt Rocky Catt on Dec 20, 2016
    bust up the existing concrete and pour more new over it to get higher and larger new concrete patio leave old broken up concrete in the hole

  • Susan Arbogast Cogan Susan Arbogast Cogan on Dec 31, 2016
    We had the same problem and found the solution in with the rubber pavers from Menards! They are 24x24x1/2". They are very heavy, durable, and cushiony to walk on. They are sold separately for about $7 each on sale, not the 11% sale that they run occasionally. Our deck is about 20x 20 and it took about 100 pavers to cover it. My hubby used his jigsaw and sawhorses to square off the edges to fit. Use a board under and upon the paver to keep from flopping while cutting. They come in 3 colors, I believe. We have the terracotta one and love them because they don't blow off and they're great if you have small grandchildren because of being cushioned! Good luck!
  • Krister Elliott Krister Elliott on Jan 04, 2017
    I had a high concrete deck off the back porch with a sunken area with a hole in it and cracks. My nephew/contractor offered to build a wooden deck over it at cost for lumber. Get some quotes from licensed contractor's before building. Don't let just anyone do it for you. Good luck.
  • Zel8230097 Zel8230097 on Feb 23, 2017
    My neighbor .he put a wooden deck.over his concrete.then put wood .around the outside.
  • Mhrbpower Mhrbpower on Feb 24, 2017
    I used Rust oleum concrete stain and the cracks just make it interesting, I bought the kit at Home depot for $100

  • K. K. on Feb 25, 2017
    As long as you elevate the wood enough to allow air circulation between the concrete and the wood (the posts don't have to be high) and you use pressure treated lumber you will be fine . 6-8" posts above ground should do it.
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