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  • Hudson, WI
Asked 8 days ago

Can you put decking over concrete porch?

GkLauren - The Little Lake CottageKathy Gunter Law


We have a concrete front porch that is starting to break down can you put wood decking or fabricated decking on top - we live in Wisconsin - so I am sure you could not but a tile on it or could you

4 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    8 days ago

    No tile if braking up. If you don't want to totally get rid of, just go larger so your at least a foot away from old patio and set your posts for a new deck..

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    8 days ago

    You could cover it but since it's breaking down you should support it independently of the concrete porch.

  • Hi Donna,

    We put a large deck over a concrete boat ramp in our back yard. We have an incredibly large tree in the way, which prevents us from getting a boat on a trailer in our back yard, and from removing the concrete. We sunk and cemented posts and then added a large platform deck. Here is a link to a post that has several photos of the space. I can take additional photos if you'd like.

    Hope this helps. Cheers! Lauren The Little Lake Cottage

  • Gk
    8 days ago

    Hello Donna! You can build a deck over a concrete porch. I would imagine that your cold winter weather in Wisconsin hasn't helped the concrete. I live right next door in Minnesota so I know what winter weather does to things like concrete and asphalt! Here are two resources you might draw some good information from!

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