Here you will learn how to build a freestanding deck with deck blocks step by step that you can develop with the addition of roof, pergola, built on ponds, terraces, using stairs, in various sizes like 10×10, 12×12, 12×16.
What free standing deck
A free standing deck is a deck built with separate support structures without leaning against the walls of houses or other buildings. Free standing decks will look more suitable if built independently in open areas.
The free-standing deck structure is built using the beam as the main pole. While the deck foundation should be built on a compact foundation to avoid sinking the deck due to weight.
Free standing deck next to house can not be built using ledger board, it is better to use beam and post addition which placed near building.
When you have free deck building plans that built with more than 2 feet above the grade should be able to withstand lateral and horizontal movements by adding diagonal support.
how to build a freestanding deck step by step
When preparing free standing deck footings, the foundation of the soil should be prepared in the form of concrete with a distance of 3 feet of foundation as deep as 8 feet.
The cover is pressure-treated 5 / 4×6 at an angle of 45 degrees to the housing. Appropriate support, beams should be up to 12 inches apart. If a thicker cover is used 2x or when the cover 5/4 runs perpendicular to the joist, it can then be 16 inches apart.
The upper frame frame rests on the bottom of the frame and overlaps 2 feet.