Families love composite decking more and more. But the way each family is put together is different. Today, let’s find out how to install composite decking materials on concrete..

Can the composite decking be put on top of the concrete patio?

Yes. Most of the time, composite decking can be put down on the concrete. It’s important to remember that you must build a base that lets air in and water out.

In fact, a concrete patio’s surface can be a dry, stable, and long-lasting place for composite decks to go. You can choose from many colors and patterns. And composite materials are a quick and easy way to cover the concrete area.

But there are other things to think about when deciding if composite decking can be put on concrete.

Is this project something your family could do?

Most of the time, it’s easy to put composite decking boards on concrete terraces. In some cases, though, it may take a few years for the concrete to finish settling.

Watch out for the sunk terrace

If your concrete is still sinking, you might not want to put a composite deck on top of it. When the concrete foundation starts to sink, it may take more than 5 years to stop.

During that time, if you decide to build a new platform on the terrace. Along with the concrete base, the new platform will continue to sink.

Cost and time

It is very easy to put a composite wood deck on a concrete slab. But the size of the area will determine how long it may take to put the composite decking on the concrete front porch.

A small project can be finished over the weekend, but a bigger one might take more than five days. Aside from the size of the area, the main thing that affects how long it takes is how many shims are needed to make the sleeper level.

On average, it costs between $30 and $50 per square foot to put a composite deck board on concrete. And depending on the type of composite chosen, the site, and the design.

If you do this yourself, these numbers will be cut in half. Two-thirds of the cost of a project is usually made up of the cost of labor and non-decorative materials.

List of things that will be needed

Circular saw, hammer drill, cordless electric drill, chalk line reel, new floor, self-leveling composite, plastic gasket, flash tape, and concrete screws.

Layout and horizontal

Before you can lay the frame keel, you need to fix the flat surface that isn’t quite right. Pour a thin layer of self-leveling compound on the uneven spot to fix this problem.

When the space is ready, you can start making plans for how it will be set up. Most importantly, your plan should show where the keel frame is and how each surface part fits with the others.You can also use the chalk line scroll to make a visual layout of your plan to help you set it up.

Put the keel frame in place

The frame of the keel can be put right on the concrete. And the Joist can be either horizontal or at an angle, as long as its surface is flat. Starting from the terrace’s highest point. Put your first keel frame in place and use a hammer drill to make holes in the gasket, keel frame, and concrete.

Fix with concrete screws that go at least 1 inch into the concrete. Place the next keel frames the same way as the first ones. Use straight edges to make sure that each keel frame is the same as the one before it.

Once the waterproof layer has been put on top of the concrete, screws can’t be used. To keep the keel in place on the concrete surface, you should use cement. Which can not only make sure the whole thing is firm but also keep the waterproof layer from getting damaged. Keep in mind that the screws used at this time shouldn’t be too long. So as not to damage the waterproof layer by going through the keel.

Putting down the composite decking on a slab of concrete

Putting decorative panels on keel frames is almost the same as building on regular decks. It is important to follow the instructions given by the manufacturer.