Can I Build a Deck over Concrete, Pools or Septic Tanks?
So you want to build a deck over the top of something else—like a concrete patio, pool or septic tank—and you’re not sure if you’re allowed? Don’t worry, you’re not alone—you’d be surprised how many people have similar requests.
**The most common things people want to build a deck over the top of include: **
- An Empty Swimming Pool
- A Septic Tank
- An Air Conditioning Unit
- A Pool Pump
At DeKing Decks, we’ve heard just about every request under the sun—we’ve even built timber decks on top of people’s garages and carports.
Read on to find out where you can build a deck, and if there are any special things you’ll need to consider.
Can I build a deck over concrete patio?
Yes. You sure can. This is a very common request. In fact, not only can you build a deck over a concrete patio, doing so provides a moisture barrier.
That’s right—the concrete can act as a barrier between the soil and your wooden deck to prevent excess moisture exposure.
Can you build a deck over a swimming pool?
Yes you can. And it may sound like a nifty solution, but not many people end up building a deck over their swimming pool. Instead, they often fill the pool with soil and lay down turf—because this is cheaper. But if you want a deck, we can do it!
Can I build a deck over a septic tank?
Yes, you can do this as well. However, keep in mind that if you build a deck over a septic tank, you’ll need adequate space to access it and service it. You’ll also need space for ventilation.
Can I build a deck over an air conditioner unit?
Indeed you can. We often build what we call ‘privacy screens’ over air conditioner units as they’re not very attractive in outdoor entertaining spaces. But just be aware that you will need enough space for servicing and ventilation. The same applies to pool pumps.
Can you build a deck over pavers or tiles?
Sure, why not? You can certainly build a deck over pavers or tiles, you just need to make sure that the pavers have been laid correctly and are nicely settled. If it’s a botched DIY job, more work might need to be done before you can build a deck safely.
To find out if we can build a deck over your pavers or tiles, contact us.
Something else you want to build a deck over?
If you have any other questions about what you can and can’t build a deck over—not matter how strange it might seem—contact David at DeKing Decks. He’s experienced with these kinds of jobs and can talk to you about your options and what is possible.
Deking Deck Service Areas:
DeKing Decks service Brisbane, Redlands, Bayside, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Scenic Rim