can you have living space under concrete deck

How to build a waterproof concrete deck over living space? David Reiss | Posted in General Questions on December 3 2012 12:19pm I would like to build rebuild my front porch about 20′ x 9′ with a storage room underneath. the porch will have a concrete deck pored over corrugated metal sheets. and the porch is open without a cover. 【Get Price】

Under-deck ceiling systems provide an all-in-one drainage and ceiling finish that is particularly suitable for areas beneath a deck that are high enough off the ground to provide a sheltered outdoor living space below. Special framing and moisture-protection measures can provide mounting points for overhead light fixtures and ceiling fans. 【Get Price】

With Advantage Deck Tiles™ you can give your outdoor living space a new look in just under a day at a fraction of the cost of building a new deck. Watch this video to see how easy it is to install our deck tiles over an old concrete patio: 【Get Price】

Looks like the couches have it. The design process: Rather than filling the hole with valuable rock Peter designed a 900 sq. ft. living area below the parking slab including a bathroom and small kitchen. He notes that "Parking three full-size cars over living space is a big deal." Even if the cars are little cars. 【Get Price】

Then when you are ready you can have someone install a patio. After that you can add walls screens and electricity anytime if you like. Creating a Garage or Storage Space. If you are short on garage or storage space you can utilize your under-deck area for that instead. Have your deck builder install ceiling/roofing pour a concrete floor ... 【Get Price】

To prevent avoid penetrating the roofing membrane. Railing posts can be attached to the eaves as shown. However you need to go well beyond code to build a reliable leak-proof deck over a living space. You can build the structural deck out of concrete as it sounds like you are doing or wood-frame construction. Either will work. 【Get Price】

Also if you want to have an enclosed porch area above bugs will gain entry from below through those same spaces between deck boards. These problems can be addressed—at additional expense—on a wood deck by adding screening and some type of underdeck drainage system underneath the floor joists or by using various finishes on top of the decking. 【Get Price】