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Why Slope a Deck

4 - What is the standard deck slope for a deck to allow water drainage? 1/4" per Foot is a safe standard. But you should always have a slope even on regular wood decks. 2% is great. But you should always have a slope even on regular wood decks. 2% is great.

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What is the recommended slope for a deck so that water

It differes by state, this if for California: The Uniform Building Code requirements for plaza decks waterproofed surfaces designed for pedestrian-type occupancy has always been somewhat ambiguous in the past, inviting experts in construction litigation to testify both in defense of and in criticism of architects who have designed decks without slope.

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should i slope deck

Proper Deck Slope Forum Bob Vila . I am planning on building a deck 10' X 14' this summer and I want to slope it away from the house so that the water runs off away from the house and so that the water doesn't puddle on the deck boards.

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Deck Framing

If the deck is properly flashed and the decking is properly spaced and appropriate materials are used for framing and decking, there is no risk of moisture damage. On a closed porch, such as with T and G decking, any slope less than ¼" per foot is useless and the decking needs to be oriented perpendicular to the house parallel with the slope .

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Questionable Deck Slope

Re: Questionable Deck Slope I had a similar situation, but mine wasnt the slope towards the house, it was the slope that lead to my sidewalk around the house. We had to meet that grade, so I went with it.

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Need Help

By "step down" what I mean is that there are doors out to the deck that will sit on the low-slope roof. I think I need at least some small step from interior floor to the deck, if they are dead level I will have a problem with melting snow, etc. I don't know how much space I should allocate for this. Prefer not much of a step, but not

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Should A Deck Attached To A House Be Sloped Fine

If the deck is a solid surface it should be sloped. I would think this is required by code. If it's spaced planks such that rain can run between then the sloping is generally unnecessary.

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deck

Your Deck Framing should slope away from the house, in our area it is typically 1/8 to 1/4 " per 3 feet so over a 12 foot run you would notice a drop of 1/2 to 1 " total thus washing water away from the house it should never drain towards.

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How level should a deck be? Fine Homebuilding Breaktime

A deck needs to be sloped only when you have no gaps in your deck boards. This does not apply to installing PT tight because it will shrink when it dries out. If you have gaps between your deck boards, which you should, then you need no slope.

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How Much Should a Deck Slope? Garden Guides

Deck Slope There is a difference between talking about the slope of the ground for a traditional deck, and the slope of the deck itself. The deck, the planks and boards that make its surface, should not be sloped.

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Decking

My OH says that they should have sloped it slightly so that the rain water would run off the decking, away from the house to the garden to drain away. I have mentioned this to the decking people who say it is "standard practice" to lay decking level and that as it is pressure treated timber, it won't rot.

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