building a deck on top of a concrete patio

You can build a raised deck over concrete base in two ways. One is to demolish your concrete patio completely and then build a wooden one as the replacement of concrete base. Or you can use the slab as the base of the deck and use wood as the top of this deck. For a good conditioned concrete base building a raised deck is easy. 【Get Price】

Check the drainage of the concrete patio. Fill in any spots where rainwater pools with either self-leveling compound or a concrete topping mix. Clean the area thoroughly mix and pour your chosen material into the sunken area and run a straightedge over the newly poured mix until it is level with the surrounding concrete. 【Get Price】

Cost: The cost of building a patio deck depends mostly on the decking you choose. Decking ranges from about $1.50 per sq. ft. for treated wood to more than $10 per sq. ft. for a top-grade manufactured product. The other materials for this project add up to about $1.50 per sq. ft. so your total cost could be anywhere from $3 to $12 per sq. ft. 【Get Price】