build a freestanding deck on the ground

How to Build a Deck: Step by Step |

Establish one at each corner of the deck and a center pier equal distance between the corners. Marking. Make a mark on the house for each end of the 20-foot deck. Transfer these marks to ground level on the house using a mason’s level and draw a line between the upper mark and the ground level mark.

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How to Build a Freestanding Deck |

A freestanding deck is a self-supporting deck structure built independently from a house wall ledger board attachment. Some freestanding decks stand alone in an open area. Above-ground pool decks are often built freestanding in this fashion.

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Build A Freestanding Deck - Australian Handyman Magazine

Building the deck. Jake teamed up with Shannan at his place to build a low 2400 x 1500mm deck positioned in front of the water tank and adjacent to the paved area for barbecuing and entertaining. The area was prone to becoming soggy with rain and hard to walk on.

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How to Build a Floating Deck : 3 Steps - Instructables

About your question it is possible to build a deck without joining it to the house and it is known as a "free standing deck". As long as you use pressure treated lumber you do not have to worry about rotting wood. A "floating deck" is not attached to the house and you can move it anywhere on your yard.

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Low Deck Construction Close to Ground Level

If the floor of your house is close to the ground if you need to keep a deck low to avoid an overhead obstacle or if you just want to create a dry flat freestanding surface away from the house the techniques on these two pages should offer a solution. A ground-level deck can also serve as the lowest part of a multilevel deck.

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