like most builder-basic houses, our house has a concrete slab well call a porch. it wasnt doing much for me and it certainly wasnt holding up to my idea of a porch. ive always dreamed of having a classic wood planked porch so we played around with the idea of building a deck over the concrete. there are some blog
cover the slab completely with the tile adhesive, and apply it to the back of the tiles as well. choose a grout that resists stains and fading. installing tile outdoors on a concrete patio.
steps: 6. attach trim boards to concrete with masonry anchors; tap in anchors with hammer, then finish with a nail set 7. use a drill and ½-inch-diameter plug cutter to cut plugs from pvc trim. 8. install plugs into the counterbored holes using hot-melt glue; trim the plugs flush with a sharp chisel.
first, you have to attach risers/sleepers to the concrete and then the porch boards can be screwed to the risers. so the plan yesterday was to get all of the risers/sleepers attached to the porch. the plan itself seemed pretty strhtforward, and id need about 15 risers in all, spaced at 16 inches on center.
measure the vinyl planks carefully before installing them. slide the vinyl deck planks under the edging and secure the planks with galvanized screws. use a rubber mallet to pound vinyl nail covers into the nail holes. step 4: install fascia board. fascia board is used to seal the perimeter of the vinyl deck covering.
step 1. start at the front edge of the porch and lay your floorboards out one row at a time. if using treated 5/4 decking, space between the ends and edges of each board, approximately 1/8 inch for swelling, or the width of a treated deck screw.
fortunately, you don't have to rip out your porch and build from scratch when you get tired of the look of concrete. there are various options for covering a concrete porch floor to give it an elegant, polished look and breathe new life in your home's exterior.
you could only do this if there is sufficient space between the existing slab and your door otherwise the flooring would prevent the door from opening . you would then place your wood porch flooring over the sleepers. another option of course, is to remove the concrete entirely and rebuild the porch from the ground up.