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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:36 pm 
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Hello all

Not aure if this is the right forum or should be in the builders or even carpentry forum. If it's in the wrong place pethaps someone can kindly move it to a more relevant section. Thank

I have a concrete patio in my garden and wish to install a raised decking over it. Not raised by much, the bottom of the joists will be about 12cm from the concrete.

Plan is to place a ledger board on the wall, and have the joists held up by ???

I could dig into the concrete and whack in some posts. 12cm is not enough to use metal post supports. I've seen plastic adjustable legs for decking, or I could just have the posts free standing on the concrete.

What does everyone recommend?

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:50 pm 
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Suitable sized concrete blocks could be used to raise it up. Just make sure you put a piece of DPC between the joists and the blocks to stop moisture wicking up.

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Don't talk to me about decking today... :cussing: :cussing:

However rorschash is right. you need to keep the wood off the wet stuff.

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