can composite decking be placed on the ground

Installing a Ground-Level Deck - the Natural Handymanground-level wood decks are typically not ground-level... they rest on (or slightly under) the ground and are a "step up". By constructing the frame from non-rotting pressure treated lumber, you don't have to worry about this deck ever needing repair due to mildew or fungus invasion! And choosing a non-rotting, durable, prefinished decking material such as Fiberon composite decking will complete the circle, giving you a virtually maintenance-free deck (aside from occasional cleaning) ...

Decks.com. Ground Level DeckIn some cases a composite decking warranties may be voided if installed too close to the ground. Generally, if a deck is less than 12 inches above the ground, the perimeter of the deck must be open for free air to flow below the deck. If you are attaching the deck to your house you will need to install footings below the frost line to anchor the deck and prevent the deck from moving as a result of frost heave. Free standing decks may use floating pier blocks which allow the deck to move ...

Decks and hot tubs: What you need to know before you build | Deck ...24 Aug 2015 ... And if the thought of running barefoot across a splintered wood deck makes your wince, consider upgrading your outdoor space with low-maintenance, easy-on-your-toes composite decking from Fiberon<sup> </sup>. It never needs ... Since water and electricity never mix, a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GCFI) is a must-have. This device will ... Plus, if your tub will be sitting on a concrete slab, the electrical wiring must be run in conduit and placed before the concrete is poured.

Composite Decking Mushrooms - Ask the BuilderAsk the BuilderDEAR TIM: I had to replace a damaged decking board on my ground-level deck and was shocked at what I discovered. on the underside of the decking, mushrooms and fungus were growing out of the decking! I thought that composite decking materials were problem free. I thought the reason to purchase these products was so that you'd never have to replace them. What's going on? What can I do to stop the growth of the mushrooms? Patti L., Woodinville, WA. DEAR PATTI: Oh&nbsp;...

The Blog - A Contractor's Perspective Deck Details Matter | 1 May 2014 ... My biggest takeaway from all those jobs is this - the details make the difference in a deck project. We often see expensive decks done beautifully, but with small finishing touches done incorrectly. That can ultimately make a great-looking deck look not-so-great. one common offender I see a lot is fascia that comes in direct contact with the lawn or ground. This installation practically guarantees that the fascia will be damaged by water or weed whackers. To prevent this&nbsp;...

How to build a basic, ground-level deck | Ideas & Advice | DIY at B&QA simple deck at ground level is a straightforward project a perfect starting point if you're new to carpentry. before you start laying, check out our guide to planning your decking project. This covers everything from decking structures to board designs, and offers an essential introduction. Read How to plan your decking. Our example is of decking that is: Laid on flat, soft and level ground; Laid on the ground floor, not raised; Not joined to a building; Without any extra touches like a&nbsp;...

How to Build a Ground Level Deck - YouTube24 Nov 2013 ... I had so much fun that day they even gave me a nail pouch to put on so I would look like one of the crew. at the end of the day they ask if I wanted to come back and I answered "yes can I? I was told "your the best helper we ever had" 4 years later I had learned enough to start building decks on my own. Immediately after leaving the military the company hired me as Project manager for all the sites.Today I am a disabled retired Vet setting around construction sites just to&nbsp;...

Watch This Video Before Building Decks Near Ground Level ...29 Nov 2012 ... Another option is to dig the Concrete area adjacent to the deck deeper before we pour (10" instead of 4") and we could use joist hangers and eliminate the need for footers. Decks are 7ft x 20ft. We could back-fill under the deck with rock to help with drainage and even put in a french drain - at least one per deck as a back up for heavy rain. We live in Central Florida and it does rain a lot in the summer and the humidity level is high. Do you think with composite decking&nbsp;...

Don't forget the substructure | ArbordeckWhether you are planning to install a composite or timber deck, the products you select for the construction of your deck's substructure are vital. If you are building your deck substructure yourself, you have probably already considered to the various materials available for a solid, lasting deck foundation. But even if you are paying someone else to create your decking frame, you should still arm yourself with knowledge about the various products available so that you can ensure your&nbsp;...

Getting on Deck: High-performance options for composite decking ...30 May 2014 ... Traditional wood decking requires treatment to avoid destruction by termites, carpenter ants, and other damaging insects. composites, which are made of substantial amounts of inedible plastics, are impervious to insect attack and therefore do not require treatment. Additionally, composite decking with fully encapsulated wood fibers can have direct ground contact and still withstand moisture and insects. This is an important specification criteria, as untreated wood in&nbsp;...

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